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Why does the city of LA spend millions of taxpayer dollars on police union activities?

Two People Wounded In Shooting At Synagogue In North Hollywood

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Los Angeles Police Department cruiser patrols the street after a gunman shot and wounded two men in a parking garage under the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Congregation on October 29, 2009 in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California.

In the past three years, the city of Los Angeles has spent about $3 million in taxpayer funds to pay the salaries of nine LAPD officers. These officers work full-time for the police department's union.

KPCC's Alice Walton has been investigating this story and she joins us now to talk about the details.


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