L.A.’s Bratton Wants $4.8 Million Now for Reforms

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The Los Angeles Police Department seems resigned to six-month delays for many proposed changes, including $27 million to hire 320 new officers and to buy patrol cars. The Los Angeles Times says officials need $4.8 million now to fund the cornerstone of new Chief William J. Bratton's permanent reforms, reorganization. Said Bratton: "It might seem like a small amount of money to some. But it's vital to turning around this department and this is money we need now, not later." The reorganization funding would pay for 101 new positions and unfreeze 150 vacant positions. It . . .

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