A member of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commission resigned Thursday, accusing city employees of ignoring his demands for information and suggesting that some actions could be illegal.
Archie Quincy, who spent 32 years working for the Los Angeles County Animal Control Department, sent a letter of resignation to aides of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "I don't need this job," Quincy said in an interview. "They don't know what they're doing over there and I'm afraid some of what they are doing is criminal. I just don't want to be involved with it."
Quincy, who was appointed in 2007, said he suspects the city Department of Animal Services has been withholding information or changing data in reports to the five-member commission.
The most recent situation involved information he had requested about a pit bull taken to a city shelter and the treatment of the dog's owner.
"When I ask for information as a commissioner, I should be able to get it," Quincy said. "Instead, all I hear are comments about me."
Animal Services officials said they were unaware of Quincy's resignation and could not comment on it.
The long-troubled department has been without a general manager since April, when then-chief Ed Boks resigned under pressure from animal advocates.