Brickbat: They Blew It

A Los Angeles Police Division bomb disposal squad ignored considerations repeatedly expressed by one technician that they had been overloading a containment chamber inside a tractor-trailer with home made fireworks, in keeping with an inspector common’s report. The chamber exploded in 2021 on the road in the course of a Los Angeles neighborhood, injuring 27 individuals and inflicting greater than $1 million in injury. The report discovered the chamber had been loaded past its security score and faulted a detective supervising the squad for insufficient supervision. The technicians and the detective could face self-discipline.