LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva Blasts RAND Report On Deputy Gangs, Says Reforms Already In PlaceSheriff Alex Villanueva Wednesday criticized a report concluding that gang-like cliques continue to exist among deputies, insisting that his administration has cracked down on such groups and that researchers never conferred with him on the issue.
Rand Study Finds Hundreds Of LA County Sheriff's Deputies Recruited To Join Department CliquesThe existence of cliques within the department has been rumored for years, and Sheriff Alex Villanueva has denied their existence. But a Rand study commissioned by the Board of Supervisors in 2019 has been completed, and the findings are damning.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Calls For Local State Of Emergency To Address Homeless CrisisAt a public meeting in Granada Hills Thursday night, Villanueva blamed everyone from the governor to the Los Angeles City Council for the homeless crisis, claiming they have refused to enforce the law.
Effort To House Venice Homeless To Start Monday Despite Delayed Funding VoteThe Los Angeles City Council Wednesday delayed a vote on funding Councilman Mike Bonin's initiative to offer all people living in encampments along Ocean Front Walk in Venice a pathway to permanent housing, but it won't delay the program's start on Monday.
City Of Compton Suing LASD Over Alleged 'Minutes Fraud'Attorneys of the city of Compton allege the sheriff's department committed “minutes fraud” by using city-funded minutes for non-crime suppression duties.
Black Lives Matter Interrupts LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva During Hall Of Justice News ConferenceVillanueva, and several other city officials, were scheduled speak Tuesday morning in support of crime victims in front of the Hall of Justice on Temple Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
Work On Helipad Behind Villanueva's Home Halted By SoCal GasA helicopter landing pad appears to have been in the works on a piece of property right behind the La Habra Heights home of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva: Off-Duty Deputy Investigated For Possible Involvement In Capitol RiotsVillanueva said he contacted the FBI after learning one of his deputies may have been involved in “wrongdoing at the U.S. Capitol.” The sheriff said that an administrative inquiry has also been launched into the matter.
LA County Sheriff Announces Crackdown On 'Super-Spreader Events'Sheriff's deputies will begin enforcing Los Angeles County public health orders at large gatherings known as "super-spreader events", authorities announced Thursday.
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.
Harbor-UCLA's Chief Medical Officer Calls On LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva To Review Actions That Led To Hospital ShootingDr. Mahajan said that the hospital has a behavior response team trained to respond within minutes and safely de-escalate situations in which patients are experiencing significant behavioral health issues.
Civilian Oversight Commission Calls On Sheriff Villanueva To ResignThe Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission Thursday unanimously approved a resolution calling for the immediate resignation of Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
LASD Deputies Start Using Body-Worn Cameras In FieldAccording to Sheriff Alex Villanueva, deputies in the department's Century, Lancaster, Lakewood, Industry and West Hollywood stations would be the first to be trained and equipped with the body-worn cameras.
Convicted Felon Deonte Murray Charged In Compton Ambush Shooting Of 2 LA DeputiesDeonte Lee Murray, 36, pleaded not guilty to two counts each of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon.
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.