LOS ANGELES — The Los Anglees Times has filed a lawsuit against the city seeking to force Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office and the fire department to release numerous internal records in the case of a senior fire official who was allegedly drunk in service during a major fire but faced no discipline and retired with a payout of $1.4 million.

Filed Monday night in Los Angeles Superior Court, the lawsuit alleges the city violated California public records law by denying the newspaper’s requests for an investigative report and other documents relating to former Deputy Chief Fred. Mathis, who was the highest administrative commander of the department.

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