In a letter to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s office, Brian Currey, Chief Counsel to the mayor, unloaded a lengthy legal analysis claiming the office has hobbled the release of detailed data on how quickly firefighters get to those in need in various parts of the city. Among other things, Currey claimed that the city attorney’s office wrongly warned fire officials that they could be criminally prosecuted for disclosing information that has been routinely distributed in the past, including locations of emergencies.
Currey called on the office to reverse its opinions. And in an unusual step, he encouraged outside parties — including The Times — to sue to gain access to information being denied by the department.
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