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State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias
State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias

State officials are investigating recent changes made to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s hiring process after a complaint from a white male applicant who says he was unfairly passed over. In July, city officials introduced a lottery system to winnow a pool of thousands of applicants for spots in a new recruit class scheduled to begin in December. The change was part of an overhaul of the LAFD hiring process, which was suspended earlier this year amid claims of mismanagement and possible nepotism. About 300 applicants were allowed to advance via the lottery. To further Mayor Eric Garcetti's goal of diversifying the department, each gender and ethnic group also was...

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