For the first time in its 90 year history, the Los Angeles Police Protective League has elected a Black director, reports NBC4.
Jerretta Sandoz, a 20-year LAPD veteran, was elected during a special election to fill a vacant seat on the 9-member board, which includes 6 White men and 2 White women.
“I am very pleased to be the president of the union at this time. I’ve known Jerretta for a long time and she was elected by a vote of her peers,” said Tyler Izen, president of the Police Protective League. “She’ll make a great director.”
Sandoz, who has been rallying support via social media, posted on Facebook earlier this month that she planned to make a difference if elected:
“I’m not a politician just a regular person trying to make a difference. I am so grateful for all the support, text messages, phone calls offering assistance with this campaign. We are at the home stretch ballots due on Monday. Please cast your ballots. Thank you.”
Sandoz announced her victory to supporters on Nov. 25:
We did it!!!!! I am grateful to God that I have the opportunity to serve this membership. Thank you all for your vote of confidence. Thank you for your support from the very beginning. I will work each day for you to protect you and fight for what is right. I am truly grateful,” wrote Sandoz on Facebook page.
Sandoz was also congratulated by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck via Twitter:
Congratulations and best wishes for continued success to Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz, newly elected director. http://t.co/BsTPIrsTsK
— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) November 26, 2013
Sandoz will serve on the board until at least Dec. 2014.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League was founded in 1922 and has 9,900 members.
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