No Los Angeles Officers Fired for 2007 May Day Rally Beatings

Officials say none of the Los Angeles police officers who pummeled protesters with batons and opened fire with rubber bullets at a 2007 pro-immigration rally will lose their jobs.

Police Chief William Bratton had asked for the firing of four officers but said Tuesday that the stiffest penalty imposed by a department disciplinary board was a 20-day suspension for one officer, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The chief does not have the authority to remove an officer, he can only send them to a disciplinary panel which decides on punishment.

Attorney Luis Carillo who represents 40 of the demonstrators calls the decision a "slap on the wrist" that "adds insult to injury."

The melee in MacArthur Park cost the city $13 million in legal settlements.