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Media Highlights

April 18, 2019

Check out the recent news coverage concerning the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission. 

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Villanueva hires back fired deputies and ‘inactivates’ ongoing investigations

By Kevin Uhrich | April 18

It may be too early to tell how Sheriff Alex Villanueva will perform over the next four years of his term in office. But if recent actions taken by the county’s top lawman are any indication of what to expect, it’s going to be a bumpy ride... read more.


County supervisors need to get creative to rein in Sheriff Villanueva

Opinion By Jim Newton | April 18

The Los Angeles County supervisors are facing a familiar problem: how to oversee the work of a county sheriff whose judgment they don’t trust. Since winning an upset electoral victory last fall, Sheriff Alex Villanueva has done little to assure responsible people that he has any business running the nation’s largest sheriff’s department... read more.

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With money to fight homelessness and mental illness, County leaders review $32.5 billion recommended budget

By Elizabeth Marcellino | April 16

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors began its formal review today of a proposed $32.5 billion county budget Tuesday that increases spending to fight homelessness and mental illness... read more.


Sheriff reinstates logo that offends the Hispanic community

By Acaceli Martinez Ortega | April 16

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva fulfilled his campaign promise and reinstated a controversial logo at the East Los Angeles station that is considered an insult to the Hispanic community... read more.


Sheriff’s Department killing more misconduct investigations under Villanueva, report finds

By Maya Lau | April 12

Officials working under Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva have been inactivating internal investigations of department personnel at a high rate, with most of the cancellations not conforming with department policies, according to a report issued Friday by the Sheriff’s Department’s chief watchdog... read more.


Under Villanueva, The Sheriff's Department Is Ending More Ongoing Internal Misconduct Probes

By Frank Stoltze | April 12

In a letter sent Thursday to the board of supervisors, Interim Inspector-General Rodrigo Castro-Silva said the department ended 45 ongoing investigations in January and February... read more.

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A Controversial East LA Sheriff's Station Logo Was Banned. Sheriff Villanueva Just Brought It Back

By Frank Stoltze | April 12

Three years ago, L.A. Sheriff Jim McDonnell banned a logo used by the department's East L.A. station because he felt it was disrespectful to the community. New Sheriff Alex Villanueva has revived the logo and it's once again displayed prominently at the station... read more.


Trying to Understand L.A.’s Bizarro World Sheriff

Column by Jon Regardie - April 15

In the past couple decades there have been some amazing oddities at the top of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The 30th sheriff, Sherman Block, completed almost four terms, and ran for a fifth, despite being dead (he suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage a few days before the election; he didn’t win)... read more.


‘Retired’ L.A. Sheriff's Department Logo Deemed Unprofessional Making a Comeback

By Larry Altman | April 12

Shortly before Alex Villanueva was declared the upset victor in his race for county sheriff, he visited the East Los Angeles station wearing a shirt with a logo of a boot and helmet on it... read more.


LASD Teams Up with Nonprofit for Community-Based Mental Health Reforms

By L.A. County Sheriff's Department | April 11

The nation’s first response is too often a public safety response. The current state of affairs amounts to a public health crisis, say law enforcement department and policy leaders... read more.



Sheriff’s Move to Old Digs Raises Eyebrows

NBC4 | April 8

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his eighth-floor executive office complex at the Hall of Justice in downtown has proved to be inconvenient, so he's relocating to a second office in Monterey Park... watch now.



LA County Dept of Mental Health Director on homelessness, schools, jails and more
April 17

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April 12


New report shows a big spike in number of misconduct investigations being closed in sheriff’s department
April 13

Federal monitor raised some concerns about Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate fired deputies
April 12


New report shows growing number of sheriff employee’s accused of misconduct are being let off the hook
April 12


New report by Inspector General says sheriff officials have been inactivating internal investigations
April 13

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