Supervisor Kathryn Barger Talks Coronavirus Response, Sheriff's Department FeudThe comments came as L.A. County health officials reported an additional 1,260 newly confirmed cases, 34 deaths and a concerning growth in hospitalizations, but Barger said the county would likely not shut down like it did before.
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.
Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting; Subpoena Issued For Information Regarding Crime Scene Photographs From Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe BryantAs promised, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva defied a subpoena to appear at Thursday's meeting of the county Civilian Oversight Commission, prompting the panel's vote to challenge the move in court.
LA County Sheriff Calls Civilian Oversight Meeting 'Public Shaming Endeavor', Refuses SubpoenaThe sheriff is refusing to attend a meeting of the Civilian Oversight Commission despite being subpoenaed.
Coronavirus: Sheriff's Stations In Altadena, Marina Del Rey Will Close July 1 To Save $12.2MAltadena will be patrolled by the Crescenta Valley Patrol Station, and Marina deputies will report to the South Los Angeles Patrol Station.
Coronavirus: LA County Sheriff's Decontamination Center Can Clean Up To 10,000 N95 Masks At A TimeThe equipment will accommodate 10,000 masks per cycle and the department will run multiple decontamination cycles each day, Villanueva said.
Crime Plunges Across LA County; Sheriff Says Jail 'Technically Safer' Than StreetsCrime is down significantly across Los Angeles County as a result of stay-at-home orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.
LA County Board Removes Sheriff Alex Villanueva As Head Of Emergency OperationsThe board wants to replace Sheriff Alex Villanueva with the county's CEO.
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.
Sheriff Villanueva, Lancaster Mayor React To Deputy Fabricating Shooting StoryThe condemnation is both swift and palpable.