Aug 2, 2010

Bell's cops making money, too

California Watch takes a look at the salaries for Bell police officers and finds that they were pretty well paid, too. From CW:
According to a salary list provided to California Watch, 18 of the 33 officers carried on the city’s books as “safety employees – patrol” are projected to earn more than $90,000 this year, overtime included.

The average pay of the 33 cops with OT is $118,900.
This is for a city of 37,000 people.

The Bell Police Officers Association is a big player in the government reform effort, having joined forces with the citizen group BASTA, which has called for the City Council to resign and opposes any effort to disband the city police force and bring in the Sheriff's Department.

(found via LA Observed)

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