The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles Police Department cops, is opposing parole for convicted cop killer Louis Belvin Jr., who has a hearing on the matter next month.
The LAPPL states that Belvin shot it out with Metropolitan Division Officer Jim Pagliotti, who happened to be working surveillance on an unrelated case on June 22, 1987 when he noticed the man was armed nearby and confronted him. Pagliotti shot and wounded Belvin, but not before the officer was mortally wounded
The union says Belvin is "a hardened cop-killer" who has been suspected in another shooting and in an assault at the same location as the shootout. The LAPD also calls him a narcotics suspect. He received a 25-years-to-live sentence in 1991. His hearing is Feb. 23.
"Join us in asking that Belvin's parole be denied and that another parole hearing not be set for the maximum time allowed between hearings - 15 years," states the LAPPL.
The union urges its supporters to oppose parole for Louis Belvin, #H33133, in writing:
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