LAAPOA News

The Not-So-Great Frontier

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 […] Read More »

LAAPOA Endorses Congressman Tony Cardenas for Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

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 […] Read More »

Pattern of Practice

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 […] Read More »

Statement From LAAPOA President on Allegations Against Maggard

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 […] Read More »

Independent Day

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 […] Read More »

LAAPOA Applauds LAWA for Promoting From Within for Assistant Chief Positions

LAAPOA extends its congratulations to Acting Assistant Chiefs Tyrone D. Stallings and Latasha Wells Amerson, who Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) yesterday announced were promoted to permanently fill the assistant chief positions for the Los Angeles Airport Police Department (LAXPD). Both Stallings and Wells Amerson have been serving as acting assistant chiefs as emergency appointments […] Read More »

Can You Hear Us?

The state of California has long been known for the diverse groups of people who make up its communities, and the city Los Angeles is no different. In recent months, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has crafted various policies to promote racial diversity and equality among all levels of government, but has remained silent on […] Read More »

LAAPOA Says “Nope” to Maggard’s Leadership

LAAPOA’s strong disdain for the leadership of Deputy Executive Director of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security David L. Maggard Jr. is no secret. Since he first joined the City of Los Angeles in 2015 as the assistant chief of LAXPD, we have repeatedly called attention to his questionable management style. However, despite our concerns, in the five years of his employment, he has been promoted twice — from assistant chief to chief in 2016, and then from chief to his current director position in 2019. Read More »

It’s Time to Go

In these times of unrest, economic uncertainty and racial divisions, it is time to make some tough decisions. LAAPOA and the LAXPD have put their money where their mouth is. Not only are our rank-and-file officers majority-minority, but the president of our police association is African-American. Just last year, our police force welcomed its first […] Read More »

Surge in Violence Shows Cost of Defunding Police

A small sign of a return to normalcy seemed to peek through over the Fourth of July weekend as families gathered by the pool and barbecue to celebrate the birth of this great country. But in cities all over the nation, a surge of gun violence over the holiday weekend gave citizens a bitter taste of what life may be like if policymakers continue to bow to extreme demands to defund the police. In Atlanta, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and activated 1,000 National Guard members following an increase in shootings over the Fourth of July weekend that injured 31 people and killed five, including an 8-year-old girl. Read More »