Audit of LAFD’s ‘alternative’ investigations
The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly investigate misconduct allegations against the fire chief, top union officials and members of an elite unit that delves into charges involving rank and file firefighters, according to an audit presented to the city Fire Commission Tuesday.
The report by the agency’s top watchdog concluded that the process is underfunded, poorly run and plagued by sloppy record keeping and incomplete fieldwork. The department has ignored complaints and routinely allowed cases to drag on until after the statute of limitations had expired.
Sources: Los Angeles Fire Department
Credits: Ben Welsh