Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings announced his retirement as head of the city Fire Department with this press release.
Cummings had struggled to restore confidence in his management of the 3,500-employee department after officials admitted last year to misstating emergency-response times, making it appear that rescuers arrived faster than they actually did.
During his campaign, May Eric Garcetti said he lacked confidence in the fire chief’s leadership and second-guessed a series of the chief’s management decisions.
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