LAPD's Union Responds to Jerry Brown 'Whore' Comment Controversy
When gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown incorrectly hung up the phone and left an inadvertent conversation on the voicemail of the LAPD's union director last month, it a smoking message of sorts. An unidentified associate called his opponent Meg Whitman a "whore" when talking about pension reform. That comment appears to be based on the fact that Brown believed Whitman has promised not to reform public safety pensions to get union endorsements.
But the Los Angeles Police Protective League shot back Sunday in a blog post, once again slamming Brown. "Brown was clearly uninformed as to how the pension system in Los Angeles works. As a charter city, Los Angeles has its own pension system and enacts its own pension formulas. Any changes in police pensions, such as the tier increase in 1998 that was actively supported by former Mayor Richard Riordan, have to be approved by voters in the City of Los Angeles," they said. "Meg Whitman is not a resident of Los Angeles or a member of any governing body in the City of Los Angeles. If elected Governor, she would have no say in any changes to the pension formulas in the City of Los Angeles."