Civilian hiring freeze leaves L.A. cops doing desk work
By Joel Rubin
Los Angeles Times
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LOS ANGELES — Hamstrung by a citywide hiring freeze and widespread job vacancies, Los Angeles Police Department officials have resorted to using scores of police officers to perform clerical duties and other desk-bound work meant to be done by civilian employees.
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