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Breaking News: Black and Latino L.A. firefighters call for investigation of alleged racial bias, other wrongdoing

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Jul. 29, 2021

Black and Latino L.A. firefighters call for investigation of alleged racial bias, other wrongdoing

Leaders of two organizations of Black and Latino members of the Los Angeles Fire Department have called for a federal investigation into what they allege is widespread racial bias and other wrongdoing in the agency's treatment of employees.

The demand for an inquiry by the U.S. attorney's office follows a Times report this week on allegations that a high-ranking white official in the LAFD received preferential treatment after he was reported to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty at the department's headquarters.
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