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Budget cuts prompted LAPD to eliminate a counter-terrorism task force

May 6, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Duties of the Protective Security Task Force — officers who went undercover at high-risk events and tested security of key buildings — will done by others in counter-terrorism bureau, officials say.

Los Angeles Police Department officials acknowledged Wednesday that they disbanded a counter-terrorism unit earlier this year as part of Chief Charlie Beck's efforts to put more patrol officers on the streets amid budget cuts.