New LAFD conflict of interest protocol
The Los Angeles Fire Commission adopted new rules Tuesday to prevent conflicts of interest and reform a firefighter hiring process a city report called “tainted” by concerns of nepotism.
Commissioners voted to pass policy changes that would require LAFD officials involved in the selection process to notify superiors when they have a friend or family member in the applicant pool. They would then be reassigned if their participation screening candidates or supervising the process could be perceived as a conflict of interest.
Sources: Los Angeles Fire Commission
Credits: Ben Welsh