Supervisor Mitchell Persists for Enhanced Parking Solutions for Unincorporated Residents 

After years of complaints from residents in unincorporated communities about the lack of parking enforcement, Supervisor Holly Mitchell successfully presented and passed a motion of support from the Board of Supervisors to transfer parking enforcement from the civilian officers to the Department of Public Works Transportation Services Division. 

Report Reveals that Los Angeles Sheriff Department Rife with Gangs and Cliques

Approximately 16 percent of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies and supervisors continue to operate and recruit personnel to join in secret cliques or gangs like “Banditos” and the “Executioners,” according to an explosive new report authored by The Rand Corporation. The report takes the department to task with authors noting that authorities “either can’t or won’t” stop the practice that has cost taxpayers more than $55 million in settlements in cases stemming from lawsuits alleging that the gangs inflicted violence and mayhem upon citizens. Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who fought subpoenas to avoid testifying about cliques and gangs within his department,

L.A. County Sheriffs Reach Agreement for Body-Worn Cameras

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. 

Alleged Homeless ‘Dumping’ by Sheriff’s Department Under Examination

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.

LASD Anticipates Hiring 160 New Positions to Improve Jail Healthcare

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, according to a letter posted on the county’s website Tuesday. McDonnell said his department will need to ramp up hiring to deal with the increased demand for medical appointments as the county’s health agency moves toward a patient-centered model that is proactive and preventative. Correctional Health Services, the agency within the Department of Health Services that took over responsibility for jail healthcare in 2015, is working aggressively to hire more personnel. That

Compton Hires New City Manager

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.

Xavier Thompson Poised To Bring Leadership to LA County Civilian Board

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.

Mentoring the Future of Law Enforcement

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.