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Ryan Menezes

Ryan Menezes joined the Los Angeles Times in 2013. He primarily conducts analyses for reporting projects as a hand with the Data Desk while writing about a multitude of topics. Occasionally, he will post scripts written in R or Python to GitHub. Ryan studied statistics at UCLA, where he also wrote editorials and covered various sports for the student newspaper in between games of pick-up basketball.
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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