LAAPOA News

The New Attack on Law Enforcement — Personal Liability Insurance

By David E. Mastagni and Josh Olander Mastagni Holstedt, APC On December 18, David E. Mastagni testified before the California Assembly Select Committee on Police Reform to advocate for sensible reform and to oppose the ill-informed proposals to require law enforcement officers to purchase individual professional liability insurance. These proposals are no more than an […] Read More »

Now Is the Time for L.A. to Act on Its Commitment to Equity

In June 2020, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive to study and promote racial equity in the hiring, promotion and contracting practices of City departments, promising that the move “ensures our City leadership looks at every issue through a lens of racial justice [and] acts to end structural racism.” Despite this commitment, […] Read More »

Unarmed L.A. City Park Rangers and Security Officers in Harm’s Way

L.A. City Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and John Lee joined Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) President Marshall McClain in urging the passage of a motion to provide unarmed L.A. City park rangers and security officers with the protection needed to defend themselves against the dangers of the job.   While assaults against police officers […] Read More »

A Salute to Those Who Have Served Our Country and Our Communities

Every November 11 for more than a century, people across the United States have paid tribute to the veterans who served our country honorably during war and in peacetime. This holiday is especially meaningful to the law enforcement community, which has welcomed many military veterans to its ranks over the years. Today, LAAPOA honors all […] Read More »

Enough Is Enough: It’s Time to Hold Maggard Accountable

Across the country, leaders of police departments are being placed on administrative leave, resigning or even being fired amid mass protests that have swept the nation in a backlash that started with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cancel culture has engulfed America. It is ruling the day — no judge, no jury, just swift and […] Read More »