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LA city controller says too many LAPD officers doing desk work




LAPD Officers Jennifer Aguilar (L) and Miguel Ruano walk down First Street in Boyle Heights.
LAPD Officers Jennifer Aguilar (L) and Miguel Ruano walk down First Street in Boyle Heights.
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With an uptick in violent crime in Los Angeles, City Controller Ron Galperin is offering a possible solution: hire civilians.

More than 450 LAPD office positions are currently being filled by rank and file officers, according to a new audit released yesterday from Galperin's office. The jobs include manning front desks, running social media accounts, and managing equipment rooms.

Galperin says it's time to get those officers into communities and out of the office. He joined Take Two to discuss.

To hear the full interview, click the blue player above.