LAPD Chief Signals Court Battle Over $12M Recruit VerdictLAPD Chief Charlie Beck said he "strongly but respectfully disagrees" with a $12 million jury award given to five former police recruits.
5 Ex-LAPD Recruits Each Win $2M In Jury VerdictFive former Los Angeles Police Department recruits were each awarded more than $2 million by a jury who found they were wrongfully denied temporary city jobs while recovering from police academy training injuries.
LA City Fire Chief Sounds Alarm About Hiring CrisisActing L.A. City Fire Chief James Featherstone warned the City Council Wednesday of an ongoing hiring crisis, noting the number of firefighters on the payroll has shrunk from 3,213 to 2,853 since 2008.
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