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LAPD Chief Gets Negative Response

The police union says it is seeking a vote of no confidence against Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks.

The Police Protective League has long opposed Parks on several issues including discipline and work schedules.

Parks is out of town on vacation, but Deputy Chief Michael Bostic says the department´s command staff is “saddened, dismayed and shocked” by the action.

Parks´ first five-year term as chief comes to an end next year and he must tell the civilian Police Commission in February whether he wants to seek a second and final term. He reportedly has told supporters he will do so.

Police union President Mitzi Grasso says the result of the vote will be announced the week of January 14th.