Complete guide to the LAFD data controversy

Con­tro­versy over the Los Angeles Fire De­part­ment’s re­sponse times erup­ted in March 2012 after fire of­fi­cials admitted to over­stating how fast resc­uers arrived at emer­gencies.

The Times has fol­lowed up with a series of in­vest­ig­at­ive stor­ies and a groundbreak­ing data ana­lys­is that un­covered deep-rooted prob­lems in a safety net mil­lions of Angel­enos rely on when they dial 911.

Sources: Times research

Credits: Kate Linthicum, Robert J. Lopez, Ben Welsh, TimelineSetter