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  • A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD

    A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages excessive and questionable workers' compensation claims, often for entirely preventable injuries, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to new audits by Controller Ron Galperin. The reports follow a Times' investigation last year that found that the city's public safety personnel take paid injury leave at significantly higher rates than public safety employees elsewhere in California.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 Compton firefighters is working without an EMT permit

    Nearly 1 in 4 Compton firefighters is working without an EMT permit
    Nearly one in four Compton firefighters is working without a permit to perform emergency medical care, a key credential required by other local fire agencies, a Times investigation has found. Out of 74 firefighters at the Compton Fire Department, 17 lack...

    'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find

    'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages filing “excessive” workers’ compensation claims, according to a pair of city audits released Thursday, and taxpayers are doling out up to $28 million a year for what...

    Television producer arrested, released in connection to sister's death

    Television producer arrested, released in connection to sister's death
    Television producer Jill Blackstone was released from custody Wednesday after her arrest in connection to the death of her deaf, partially blind sister, authorities said. About 12:40 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to a home in...

    Record-breaking heat puts brakes on some marathon runners

    Record-breaking heat puts brakes on some marathon runners
    For panting runners and walkers nearing the 20-mile marker of the Los Angeles Marathon, the cool mist of a fire hose felt like a blessing. "Thanks, you guys!" one man shouted as he strode through the spray. "Yes! Oh, God, yes!" More than 22,000 people...