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Gus Garcia-Roberts

Gus Garcia-Roberts joined the Los Angeles Times as an investigative reporter in May 2017. Previously a reporter at Newsday in Long Island, N.Y., he was a part of the investigative team whose series on hidden police misconduct was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. Also a former staff writer for the alt-weeklies Cleveland Scene and Miami New Times, he is the co-author of “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era.”
Veteran L.A. cops and firefighters can work one shift, then collect double pay for years

Reforms aimed at reducing waste in a program that allows L.A. cops and firefighters to collect their pensions and salaries simultaneously at the end of their careers appear not to have stopped problems, a Times investigation found.

Council demands investigation of generous pension program that doubled pay of workers who went on leave

Five L.A. City Council members, responding to a Times investigation, call for a review and reform of the city's Deferred Retirement Option Plan, which cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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