LA mayor to chief: Stop withholding response data

Department stopped releasing some info. about incidents such as fires or accidents, including types of injuries or basic victim info


By C.J. Lin
The Contra Costa Times

LOS ANGELES — A day after the Los Angeles Fire Department declared it would stop releasing basic information to the public and media about many of its emergency calls, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the fire chief to overturn the new policy.

The department stopped releasing some information over the weekend about incidents such as fires or accidents, including the types of injuries or basic victim information such as age or gender.

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