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DWP defends security practices after leadership shake-up

DWP defends security practices after leadership shake-up

Leaders of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power defended the utility's security practices Tuesday following the release of a confidential report that identified vulnerabilities at three of the city's power stations.

The defense also followed a leadership shake-up at the DWP. Patrick Findley, who oversaw security and emergency management, was let go last Thursday, according to city government sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules on personnel matters.

Utility spokesman Joseph Ramallo said he could not comment on the matter. Ramallo said that security services were currently being overseen by Gary Wong, the assistant general...

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