Recent Streetsblog LA posts about LASD

The transfer point between the Blue and Green Lines at the Rosa Parks station in Watts/Willowbrook. Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A.

As Metro Prepares to Approve New Policing Contract, A Reminder that Criminalization of Poverty at a Discounted Price is No Bargain

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As the board prepares for this decision, it seems like a good time to remind both Metro and our law enforcement agencies that the passengers that have the greatest dependence on Metro are the ones who need safe passage the most. And right now, they're the ones who are least likely to feel like that is what they are getting.
Seated in the front row at today's Metro board meeting are LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, and LBPD Chief Robert Luna. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Metro Board Delays Transit Policing Contract For Three Months

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At the end of today's nearly 6-hour Metro board of directors meeting, the vote on the staff-recommended $547 million multi-agency transit policing contract was pushed back three months. Metro's new transit policing arrangement would scale back the L.A. County Sheriffs Department's current role in favor of a majority of the work being done by LAPD.

Metro Extends Sheriff Contract 6 Months; What’s In Metro Policing’s Future?

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Last week, the Metro Board of Directors finally took action on its repeatedly-extended, repeatedly-about-to-expire contract with┬áthe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Metro approved a $44.44 million 6-month extension of the $83 million annual contract covering policing for its entire bus and rail transportation networks. This is the eleventh modification of the contract; most of […]