LASD: In the News

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February 1, 2019


Sheriff Villanueva Addresses the State of the Department During Press Conference

The Sheriff took this opportunity to discuss jail violence, ICE, the Department's budget, staffing, and disciplinary process, among other topics. 


LA County Sheriff Plans to Use "Transparency and Accountability" to Regain Public's Trust in the Department

Sheriff Villanueva hopes that new policies and procedures will reduce use-of-force incidents between inmates and custody deputies. 


Sheriff Villanueva Stands By Decision to Re-hire Deputy During Meeting With County Supervisors

LA County Sheriff Villanueva met with county supervisors to discuss issues such as the re-hire of a previously terminated deputy, as well as the history and future of the Department's jail reforms.


Operation Reclaim and Rebuild- A Multi-Location, Multi-Agency Sex Trafficking Sting Results in the Arrest of 339 Participants

The LASD took park in a three day operation in an attempt to disrupt the sex trafficking industry by arresting pimps and johns.


Hear From the Deputies That Saved the Lives of a Group of Men Overdosing From Fentanyl That They Believed Was Cocaine

Century station deputies responded to a call for service where they found three men unconscious and bleeding from the mouth. After it was discovered that they were overdosing from Fentanyl, the deputies administered Narcan to revive all three.  



KTLA Sits Down With LA Sheriff to Discuss This Week's LASD Hot Topics

Hear what the Sheriff has to say about a recent successful sex-trafficking sting, a life-saving field administration of Narcan, re-examining previous terminations, and how Department personnel has welcomed him as the new Sheriff. 


LASD's Mental Evaluation Team Recognizes Difficulties Involved When Dealing With Veterans Suffering From Mental Illness

Newly formed Veteran's Mental Evaluation Team involves pairing specially trained VA officers and VA clinicians with patrol deputies. 


Detectives Investigate Death of a Palmdale Man Killed After Being Pinned Against Home by SUV

LASD Homicide Investigators believe a man was intentionally struck by a vehicle, who's driver fled the scene after the attack.


Homicide Detectives Looking for Info About 69-Year-Old Diamond Bar Man Who Was Murdered in His Home

An investigation is underway, as detectives search for a killer who stabbed a 69-year-old man found dead inside a Diamond Bar home.


LASD Investigators Searching for Suspect Who Killed One and Injured Two Others During Deadly Shooting

A Compton church became a crime scene Friday after shots rang out, killing one person and injuring two others. One man died in the parking lot. The second victim ran and collapsed on the corner, where he was treated. The third victim ran into the street, causing a vehicle crash.

Sheriff Swearing In