Austin Beutner may have dropped out of the Los Angeles mayoral race, but his campaign clearly revealed the disparity between reported and actual response times.
And Councilman Mitch Englander, chairman of the city's Public Safety Committee, of the inaccuracy in reported LAFD response times. Englander, a reserve police officer, has introduced a motion calling for the fire department to adopt FIRESTAT LA, a computerized system similar to the police department's trusted COMPSTAT data system.
This morning, the Los Angeles Times reports on an audit that calls on the LAFD to stop using its flawed data software until the problem is fixed. It also recommends an overhaul of the unit that analyzes statistics for Fire Chief Brian Cummings.
A nationally known statistics expert is expected to provide an oral report to the Fire Commission this morning.
The audit also recommends creating a unit modeled on COMPSTAT, the Times reports.