Thursday, January 18, 2007

October 24, 2006 Story On Tonight's Jan 18, 2007 LAT Website! UPDATE!

WTF is this story doing on the LAT website on January 18th? And it's also listed as second most viewed story on the front page of the website. UPDATE! Story vanishes from most viewed list.

10:42 PM PST, January 18, 2007

Police allege 5 patients were dumped on skid row by hospital
Richard Winton and Cara Mia DiMassa
Times Staff Writers

October 24, 2006

The LAPD says it has opened its first criminal investigation into the dumping of homeless people on skid row after documenting five cases in which ambulances dropped off patients there Sunday. Police said the patients, who had been discharged from a Los Angeles hospital, told them they did not want to be taken downtown.

Los Angeles Police Department officials, who photographed and videotaped the five alleged dumping cases, called it a major break in their yearlong effort to reduce the number of people left on skid row by hospitals, police departments and other institutions.

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