Sen. Holly Mitchell Easily Defeats Herb Wesson, Putting 5 Women On The LA County Board Of SupervisorsMitchell's victory means the county board once referred to as "five little kings" will be run by five women for the first time in its history.
LA County Board Of Supervisors Delays Vote On Plans To Remove Sheriff Alex VillanuevaCounty officials Tuesday postponed a vote for two weeks on whether to consider removing or impeaching Sheriff Alex Villanueva or restricting his responsibilities and appointing a county police officer.
Judge Blocks Rehiring Of Caren Mandoyan, LASD Deputy Fired Over Domestic Violence AllegationsA judge Monday ruled against Sheriff Alex Villanueva in his attempt to reinstate a deputy fired over allegations of domestic violence.
Family Of Andres Guardado Files Wrongful Death Suit, County Supervisors Call For InquestThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have asked for the coroner to conduct an inquest into the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was fatally shot by a L.A. County sheriff's deputy June 18, just one day after the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the teen's death.
LA County Votes To Initiate Plan To Close Men’s Central Jail Within The YearThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday to initiate a plan to close Men’s Central Jail in within the year.
Only On: Villanueva Talks Fatal Shooting, Body Cameras, Ongoing Feud With Board Of SupervisorsSheriff Alex Villanueva said he did not believe that the deputy was "troubled," and that the timeline of the investigation was not due to a conspiracy, but rather due to the nature of the process.
LA County Supervisors Seek Independent Probe Into Deputy's Killing Of Andres GuardadoSupervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas submitted the urgent motion asking the board to direct its lawyers, the inspector general, coroner and civilian oversight commission to ensure the "truth is uncovered and justice is served."
LA County Supervisors Consider Shifting Money, Responsibility Away From Sheriff's DepartmentThe board directed Sachi A. Hamai, the county's chief executive, to consider how that funding could instead be used for programs envisioned by a March report on Alternatives to Incarceration, which has been cited as a roadmap for the county's criminal justice reform efforts.
LA County Board Delays Vote On Force Policies, Seeks Health Regulations For PoliceThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a number of proposals related to criminal justice reforms and police protests, but delayed a vote on a motion aimed at reforming use-of-force policies countywide.
LA County Supervisors Vote To Freeze Sheriff's Spending After $63M Budget ShortfallThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took Sheriff Alex Villanueva to task Tuesday over his handling of the sheriff department's budget —voting unanimously to freeze hiring of administrative and clerical personnel.
Scathing Report Questions LA County Sheriff's Decision To Reinstate Deputy Accused Of Domestic ViolenceSheriff Alex Villanueva hit back at a new scathing inspector general report that questioned his decision to rehire a deputy who was fired over allegations of domestic violence.
Brad Pitt Told To 'Wrap It Up' While Talking About Architecture During County Supervisors MeetingShe didn’t yell “cut!” but Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn did tell actor Brad Pitt to wrap it up at a hearing this week about the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art.
LA County Supervisor Says Sheriff Is Endangering Public TrustAnother shot was fired Tuesday in the battle between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors over control of hiring decisions.
LA County More Than Matches $425,000 Obama Foundation GrantThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved matching funds to create a $1 million investment in programs aimed at boys and young men of color.