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Two Sheriff’s Deputies Shot in Compton; Los Angeles County sets $100,000 Reward for Any Information
September 15, 2020
Los Angeles is experiencing turbulence amid residents and those sworn to protect them. Chairwoman Barger disclosed that two LAPD deputies were ambushed over the weekend. Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and Barger are offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to a capture of those who committed the violence. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Funds Body-Worn Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 3, 2020
  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to patrol deputies over the next year. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Expected to Fund Body Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to five stations over the next year. ... read more »
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L.A. County Sheriffs Reach Agreement for Body-Worn Cameras
August 14, 2020
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced today that the department has entered into an agreement with Axon Enterprise Inc. to deploy body-worn cameras on deputies.     ``This was a 20-month battle since the very first week I took office to get this program up and running, and it is very important to transparency (and) my commitment to reform the department,'' Villanueva said.  ... read more »
Alex Villanueva –Our Vote for LA County Sheriff 
November 1, 2018
In honor of the upcoming general election, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke with LA County Sheriff candidate Alex Villanueva about his campaign platform and mission to “reform, rebuild, and restore the LA Sheriff’s department.”  ... read more »
Alleged Homeless ‘Dumping’ by Sheriff’s Department Under Examination
June 15, 2018
The incident, which occurred on West 25th Street in San Pedro on Jan. 30, was shown by Buscaino on a large screen inside the council chamber and also posted to his YouTube and Facebook accounts. The councilman said the man was a "clear 5150 patient'' -- the term refers to an involuntary psychiatric hold -- and that the incident occurred a few blocks over the border from Rancho Palos Verdes, which is patrolled by the LASD. ... read more »
LASD Anticipates Hiring 160 New Positions to Improve Jail Healthcare
March 26, 2018
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell plans to seek funding for more than 160 new deputies and support personnel to improve medical and mental healthcare for jail inmates, ... read more »
Federal Judge Rules ICE and L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Unlawfully Detained Immigrants
February 15, 2018
The decision entitles a national class of people currently subject to immigration detainers to relief from their detainers ... read more »
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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 »
Compton Hires New City Manager
January 25, 2017
The City of Compton has hired the Assistant City Manager of the City of Carson Cecil Rhambo to be their next City Manager.  Rhambo will replace interim city Manager Jerry Groomes who was once the long time city Manager of Carson. ... read more »
Xavier Thompson Poised To Bring Leadership to LA County Civilian Board
January 25, 2017
Five of the Civilian Oversight Commission members are Board-appointed.  Xavier L. Thompson is one of those persons, having been appointed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the 2nd Supervisorial District.  Pastor Thompson is a man of integrity, honesty, and character; has record of community involvement and service; and the demonstrated ability to be fair, impartial, and unbiased stated Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
Mentoring the Future of Law Enforcement
November 11, 2015
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) recently completed a pilot program that mentored young men and women of color to reach their full potential, while also recruiting a new – and more diverse – generation of law enforcement professionals. ... read more »
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