L.A Schools Look To Cut Police Officers For Climate Coaches, Others


The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering the elimination of 133 positions from the district's police department including 70 sworn police officers.

The officers at a number of L.A. schools would be replaced with 'climate coaches, psychiatric social workers and counselors.

L.A. Schools Superintendent Austin Beutner says the district can not ignore the legitimate concerns and criticisms that students and others have about all forms of law enforcement.

He says 'no person should feel the presence of a police officer on campus as an indictment of them or their character.'

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