Podcast: Another LA Fire Department Scandal


Last May, the Palisades Fire swept through the Santa Monica Mountains. About 1,000 people were ordered to evacuate, and about 500 homes were threatened by the flames. When this emergency unfolded, the officer in charge at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s operations center that oversaw the fire was allegedly intoxicated. This is the result of a study commissioned by the city administration.

Today we talk about what came after that.


Host: Gustave Arellano

Guests: Paul Pringle, LA Times investigative reporter; and Patrick Butler, deputy chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department

Read more:

LAFD Deputy Chief Allegedly Intoxicated During Major Fire Gets No Discipline, $1.4M Payout

LAFD received complaints that a top official was drunk on duty. Some say it was covered up

The Raging Palisades fire is a dangerous warning of California’s new year-round fire reality

https://www.latimes.com/podcasts/story/2022-03-17/the-times-podcast-pacific-palisades-fire-payout Podcast: Another LA Fire Department Scandal

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