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Andrea Alarcon, LA Public Works president, takes leave of absence after child endangerment probe

Andrea Alarcon is seen in this undated file photo.

November 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Andrea Alarcon, the president of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, is taking a leave of absence after word of a child endangerment investigation.

Andrea Alarcon is the daughter of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon. It is unknown how long her leave of absence will last.

Police found her 11-year-old daughter unattended during a party at City Hall. The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating.

Andrea Alarcon released a statement saying her daughter is her top priority and in order to be the best possible parent, she has decided to seek treatment.