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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 »
LA sheriff concerned after deputies detain Black teens
August 14, 2020
The Los Angeles County sheriff said Monday he has concerns about tactics deputies used to detain three teenagers at gunpoint after the mother of one said the youths had been threatened by a man holding a knife. ... read more »
Contract for Body-Worn Cameras for the LA County Sheriff’s Department Finalized
August 12, 2020
The contract for the body-worn camera program that will ensure greater accountability of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been finalized, enabling the Department to now order cameras and equipment at its discretion starting today. ... read more »
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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 »
LA County DA Launches Mental Health Division
January 25, 2019
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey  announced the launch of a mental health division -- the first of its kind by a prosecutor's office in California and possibly the nation -- to seek opportunities to expand treatment and other services for mentally ill inmates in the criminal justice system. ... read more »
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