More Than 1,300 LAPD Employees Have Not Reported Vaccination Status

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LOS ANGELES—Over 1,300 section employees had not submitted their vaccination presumption arsenic of Friday, and each commandant has received a database of their names to statesman enforcement of the city’s vaccination and investigating mandate, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Nov. 2.

Each serviceman who has not yet reported their vaccination presumption volition person a announcement telling them to study their presumption wrong 48 hours and to participate into an statement to person 2 tests per week, paid for by the idiosyncratic employee.

If an worker does not taxable accusation connected their vaccination status, “the department, myself, volition initiate disciplinary proceedings against the employees, civilian oregon sworn,” Moore said.

“Ultimately, our extremity is to person to a 100 percent afloat vaccinated workforce.”

Moore besides told the Police Commission the section presently has implicit 9,400 sworn unit and 2,600 civilian personnel.

A “majority” of those who haven’t reported their presumption were sworn employees, but Moore said helium did not person the nonstop number.

The commanders besides received lists of the officers who are seeking aesculapian oregon spiritual exemptions. Those requests volition beryllium evaluated connected a case-by-case basis, according to the city, and if an exemption is approved, the worker volition beryllium required to trial for COVID-19 erstwhile per week, but the tests volition beryllium paid for by the city.

The national representing Los Angeles constabulary officers sued the metropolis connected Friday, alleging unfair labour negotiations related to the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for municipal employees.

The union’s Los Angeles Superior Court suit besides seeks to halt the metropolis from requiring unvaccinated employees who don’t person exemptions to wage for their COVID tests, astatine $65 per test, doubly a week.

Los Angeles’ vaccination mandate was updated connected Oct. 26, pushing backmost the deadline for employees to get vaccinated from Oct. 20 to Dec. 18.

Mayor Eric Garcetti called the mandate “critical to protecting the wellness and information of our workforce and the Angelenos we serve.”

Through Dec. 18, unvaccinated employees person to taxable to 2 COVID-19 tests per week, and $65 per trial volition beryllium deducted from their paychecks.

Employees person to get tested during their escaped time, and investigating has to beryllium conducted “by the metropolis oregon a vendor … of the city’s choosing,” according to a report approved by the metropolis assembly connected Tuesday.

City News Service

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