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L.A. County Sheriff's Department not meeting Metro policing goals
L.A. County Sheriff's Department not meeting Metro policing goals

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has failed to meet goals for reducing violent crime on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's sprawling bus and rail system and been unable to adequately track emergency response times and fare evasion rates, according to a new audit. The report, written by an outside firm and commissioned by Metro officials, found other management and safety problems over the last five years of contracted Sheriff's Department service that had cost the transit agency more than $365 million. The criticisms come as officials weigh awarding a three-year security contract expected to cost about $400 million. "We can have more effective...

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