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Los Angeles and police union reach deal amid budget woes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles and its police union have reached a tentative agreement that would protect officers’ jobs while the city deals with the economic crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic, the two sides jointly announced.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League agreed to defer two salary increases that were scheduled in fiscal 2021-2022 and the city committed to no layoffs for sworn personnel in the current fiscal year, according to a statement Tuesday.

The city also agreed to at least $70 million in cash overtime for officers in the next three fiscal years.

The deal requires a ratification vote by the membership of the police union.

The city is dealing with a projected $675 million budget shortfall.

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