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OIG Report Raises Concerns About Overcrowded Jails, Lack of Care
March 1, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today postponed discussion of a report by the Office of Inspector General that raises concerns about overcrowded jails, poor quality of medical and mental health care for inmates and the persistence of dangerous social cliques in the Sheriff's Department. ... read more »
Villanueva Stands Ground on Deputy Reinstatement
January 31, 2019
In a confrontational surprise appearance before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Alex Villanueva defended his reinstatement of a deputy fired after allegations of domestic violence and stalking. ... read more »
Sheriff Signals Policy Changes, Watchdogs Worry
January 30, 2019
The data around the use of force is complicated because new reporting policies were instituted in 2013, which county officials have long said created a spike in reporting that wasn't reflective of a jump in actual force incidents. On top of that, mismatched systems for reporting different kinds of force and violence have created inconsistencies and unreliability in the numbers over time. ... read more »
L.A. County Votes to Further Study ‘Reform L.A. Jails’ Initiative
September 14, 2018
Dozens of advocates of criminal justice reform urged the board to simply adopt the Reform L.A. Jails initiative, which has garnered enough signatures to be certified for the November 2020 ballot. The measure would also prioritize alternatives to incarceration over jail construction. ... read more »
LA Sheriffs Civilian Oversight Committee Holds Town Hall on immigration 
August 10, 2017
Respect for immigrants and protecting public safety by ending deportations were dominant public comment during the L.A. County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission’s town hall meeting on immigration at the UCLA Labor Center on Aug. 7. ... read more »
Immigration Law Dominates L.A. Sheriffs Civilian Oversight Commission Meeting 
June 29, 2017
The battle over making California a “sanctuary state” for so-called undocumented immigrants dominated the June 22 meeting of the newly formed Los Angeles County Sheriffs Civilian Oversight Commission. ... read more »
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