Fewest Cops In A Generation: LAPD Shrinks Below 9,000 Officers

The number of officers employed by the LAPD has dropped below 9,000, a staffing level unseen since the administration of former LA Mayor Richard Riordan in the 1990s.

Several City officials told NBC’s I-Team that as of July 30 there were 8,967 officers employed, far below Mayor Karen Bass’ goal of a 9,500 officers, and about 300 below what the current budget allows, roughly 9,300 officers.

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