Los Angeles Struggles over Police Funding in Bad Economy

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Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti says "there are no fights right now" between council members and Mayor Villaraigosa, at least over the issue of how many cops make up the LA Police Department. To save money, the Mayor has agreed to cancel Police Academy classes for new recruits next month, but only as long as it doesn't reduce the overall size of the department. David Zahniser is following negotiations for the LA Times.

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Guest:
David Zahniser - Los Angeles Times - @DavidZahniser

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner