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Harris-Dawson Backs Rhambo for L.A. County Sheriff
March 9, 2022
In the race for L.A. County Sheriff, LAX Police Chief Cecil Rhambo earned an influential endorsement from Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.  ... read more »
L.A. County Looks to Enforce COVID Vaccine Mandate in Sheriff’s Department
February 9, 2022
With Sheriff Alex Villanueva declining to enforce the county's COVID-19 vaccine mandate among his deputies, the Board of Supervisors today will consider a proposal that would give the county personnel director overriding authority to discipline any employees who fail to comply with the requirement. ... read more »
Rhambo Earns Recommendation of LA Co. Dem Party Endorsement CMTE in Sheriff’s Race
December 23, 2021
In a powerful demonstration of his extensive grassroots support from L.A. County Democrats in the race for Los Angeles County Sheriff,  LAX Police Chief Cecil Rhambo was formally notified by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) that he earned a recommendation for endorsement from the Screening and Early Endorsement Recommendation (SEER) Committee. ... read more »
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L.A. County Wants Vanessa Bryant to Undergo Mental Health Exam in Photos Suit
October 18, 2021
Attorneys for Los Angeles County are asking a federal judge to order the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant to undergo a psychiatric exam before trial in her invasion of privacy lawsuit alleging that sheriff's deputies shared unauthorized photos taken at the site of the helicopter crash that killed the athlete, his daughter and seven others, according to court papers obtained today. ... read more »
Tiger Woods Released from Hospital, Recovering at Home from RPV Crash
March 18, 2021
  Golfer Tiger Woods said today he has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is recuperating at home from severe leg injuries suffered in a rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Appoints Its First Black CEO
January 7, 2021
Fesia Davenport was formally confirmed today as Los Angeles County's first Black chief executive officer, one of a host of diverse senior appointments made by the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Hilda Solis, who currently chairs the board, welcomed the new executives in a series of statements. ... read more »
Rep. Waters to Request Federal Investigation into Andres Guardado’s Death
December 3, 2020
  Rep. Maxine Waters said today she will formally request U.S. Attorney General William Barr investigate the killing of 18-year-old Andres Guardado by a sheriff's deputy near Gardena as a civil rights violation.    ``Enough is enough,'' Waters said in the announcement, a day after multiple sheriff's department officials declined to answer questions during the Los Angeles County coroner's office inquest into Guardado's death. The officials cited advice from attorneys. ... read more »
Helicopter Company Sued in Fatal Kobe Bryant Crash Denies Responsibility
September 24, 2020
One of two helicopter companies being sued by the widow of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant stemming from the crash in January that killed her husband and 13-year-old daughter, along with seven others, denied any responsibility for the accident in a statement issued today. Vanessa Bryant's amended Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed Friday alleges Richard Webb, the owner of founder of Santa Ana-based OC Helicopters LLC, suggested the route for the ill-fated flight and should have aborted it. ... read more »
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Attorneys: Dijon Kizzee Fatally Shot by Deputies While Lying on Ground
September 24, 2020
Again blasting the sheriff's department's contention that a 29-year-old man was fatally shot while pointing a gun at deputies in Westmont, attorneys for the man's family said today an independent autopsy shows he was shot repeatedly while ``writhing on the ground in pain.'' ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League Letter to The Editor – Another Police Killing
September 11, 2020
On Monday, August 31, 2020, two Los Angeles County Sherriff deputies shot and killed Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old African American man from Lancaster, CA, visiting friends and family in the Westmont neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Shortly after Mr. Kizzee was pronounced dead, community activists gathered at the sight of the shooting. They marched to the local Sheriff's station to protest the unnecessary murder of another Black man by those pledged to protect and serve. Protesters are rightfully outraged, and the family deserves answers and transparency.  ... 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 »
Young Black Man Found Hanging from a Tree in Front Palmdale City Hall
June 12, 2020
A 24-year African American man was found hung in Palmdale; recent reports identified the individual as Robert Fuller. He was found by a pedestrian walking near Palmdale City Hall around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10. ... read more »
Community Marches on Sheriff’s Station to Issue Demands in the Name of #RyanTwyman
August 1, 2019
On Sunday, June 28, almost a thousand people gathered at Southwest College. Rhythms played by master drummers and chants of “Justice for Ryan,” called the crowd together as libations were poured and prayers were offered. People gathered in t-shirts donning the hashtags, #JusticeForRyanTwyman and #ItCouldHaveBeenMe. There was a huge banner with Ryan’s name and cardboard cutouts of his face. Mike Twyman, Ryan’s uncle, served as opening speaker, reminding people of who Ryan was, “a good father, a son, a special young man.” ... read more »
Oversight Commission Condemns East L.A. Station’s Fort Apache Logo
July 26, 2019
The Civilian Oversight Commission voted today to condemn the use of the Fort Apache seal by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and called for its immediate removal. ... read more »
OIG Review Reveals Deputy Misconduct
July 26, 2019
Deputies found to have assaulted their wives and driven under the influence at more than 100 miles per hour are among those who remain employed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to a report discussed with the Board of Supervisors this week. ... read more »

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