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

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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. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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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