New LAFD minority recruitment plan

Los Angeles May­or Eric Gar­cetti’s over­haul of how the city hires new fire­fight­ers ― launched 16 months ago amid al­leg­a­tions of nepot­ism and bi­as ― has so far failed to meet his aim of di­ver­si­fy­ing the LAFD and may re­quire fur­ther re­forms to suc­ceed, ac­cord­ing to in­ter­views with city of­fi­cials and a Los Angeles Times ana­lys­is of gov­ern­ment data.

Sources: Los Angeles Fire Department

Credits: Ben Welsh