While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of people around the world and forced the cancelation of May’s memorial gatherings, it will not stop the law enforcement community from being there for one another on National Peace Officers Memorial Day and during National Police Week as we honor the brave officers killed in the line of duty both last year and throughout history, including Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Tommy Scott, who was tragically taken from us 15 years ago today. From sundown on April 28 to sunrise on April 30, the LAX pylons will proudly glow blue to honor Officer Scott’s sacrifice.
These are uniquely challenging times for peace officers. 2020 has brought the anxiety and isolation of a global pandemic, the upheaval of nationwide protests and civil unrest, rising crime, demoralizing calls to defund or even abolish police, and skyrocketing tension between law enforcement and the communities they serve. That comes in addition to the already […]
Imagine this scenario: A 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old mother are sitting in their car when a stranger suddenly approaches the vehicle, pulls out a gun and shoots both occupants multiple times from point-blank range. Then, as ambulances rush the pair to a nearby Los Angeles hospital, a group of self-proclaimed peaceful protesters block the […]
The nationwide protests, rallies and marches that have taken place since the killing of George Floyd have put police reform at the forefront of people’s minds and given way to intense debates in federal and state legislatures over measures aimed at tackling an array of issues in the law enforcement profession.
The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) is deeply disappointed in Denver-based and U.S.-owned Frontier Airlines’ divisive and politically charged handling of the August 23 incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In recent years, there has been a growing sentiment of anti-Americanism among many, and this incident only highlights the growing trend as it […]
As the Democratic Caucus elections near, the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) would like to offer its support for Congressman Tony Cárdenas in his bid for Assistant Speaker of the House. Congressman Cárdenas has long been a steward of leadership and diversity, and his support for California’s law enforcement has been unwavering. LAAPOA […]
On Monday, August 17, with six lawyers representing individual Los Angeles Airport Police Department (LAXPD) officers who have filed separate lawsuits against Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Deputy Executive Director (DED) David L. Maggard Jr., Marshall E. McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA), hosted a Zoom press conference calling for […]
Opening Remarks for August 17, 2020, Press Conference By LAAPOA President/CEO Marshall McClain LAAPOA is calling for an independent investigation into the LAX tenure of David L. Maggard Jr., Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Deputy Executive Director for Los Angeles World Airports. Our LAXPD officers, and more specifically our minority police officers, have endured five […]
It is time for an independent investigation into Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Deputy Executive Director (DED) David L. Maggard Jr.’s tenure at LAX. Mayor Eric Garcetti has made sweeping pronouncements about the City of Los Angeles’ zero tolerance for racism and gender discrimination, yet he remains silent on DED […]