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LA Probation Department allows promotions, despite disciplinary action




The Los Angeles County Probation Department's administrative offices are located in Downey.
The Los Angeles County Probation Department's administrative offices are located in Downey.
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More than 50 employees at the Los Angeles County Probation Department have received promotions,  despite a history of disciplinary problems

The workers were previously denied promotions for everything from off-duty drunk driving to the mistreatment of children. One lawsuit later, and the rules have now changed.

For more on why, Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Garrett Therolf.  He's a reporter with UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program and Common Sense News. His story was published in the LA Times.