Owners connected to downtown L.A. explosion face 300 charges – Los Angeles Times

The L.A. city attorney has filed more than 300 charges against the owners of four downtown buildings after a May 16 explosion burned 11 firefighters.

The Los Angeles city attorney on Friday filed more than 300 criminal charges against the owners and operators of four downtown buildings after a massive explosion in May shot a huge fireball into the air over downtown L.A. and left 11 firefighters severely burned.

Prosecutors allege the defendants illegally stored hazardous materials and endangered public health.

The criminal charges stem from an investigation of the May 16 explosion inside an East 3rd Street warehouse by the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies.

Source: Owners connected to downtown L.A. explosion face 300 charges – Los Angeles Times