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May 23, 2019

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

KPCC In Person: Crime and Policing


"I believe that part of policing is keeping the public informed, it's not just enforcing the law..." said Brian K. Williams, Executive Director of the Civilian Oversight Commission.

"It's in everyone's best interest to provide as much information as possible, and not see this as a burden, but really more as an opportunity...." watch now (1:02:00).

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Watchdog slams L.A. Sheriff over closed officer probes

By Martin Macias Jr. | May 21
A body tasked with oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that Sheriff Villanueva failed to properly explain and document his decision to halt investigations into officer misconduct... read more.


Man shot by Sheriff’s deputies in Lynwood

May 21
L.A. County sheriff’s officials say deputies shot and wounded a man during an encounter in Lynwood. Authorities have released few details of the shooting... read more.


LA Sheriff Villanueva defends deputy reinstatements

Press Release | May 20
L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva released a statement Friday night regarding the reinstatement of deputies who had been fired, a source of conflict with the county Board of Supervisors... read more.


Watchdog group wants Sheriff Villanueva to further separate his department from ICE

By Maya Lau | May 21
A watchdog group voted Tuesday to urge L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva to do more to distance his department from the work of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the sheriff’s policies still allow for federal immigration contractors to take custody of inmates from inside the county jails... read more.


Not only are women the fastest growing incarcerated population, they also have disparate contact with law enforcement

By Taylor Walker | May 15
Although the total number of stops, searches, and arrests have each steadily fallen in the United States, women make up an increasing percentage of those who have been subjected to such interactions with police, according to a report from the Prison Policy Initiative... read more.


Contract cities voice concerns about new Sheriff

Staff Report | May 20
As L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva faces a crisis over his decision to hire back troubled deputies and his challenging of some policing reforms, he is getting pushback from some leaders in the cities his department patrols under contract... read more.


Sheriff defends rehiring of fired deputies

By City News Service | May 18
L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva tonight defended himself from criticism he's received from officials in some cities his department patrols over his decision to hire back previously terminated deputies... read more.

Pasadena Star News

Reinstating deputies with history of misconduct has a cost

By Editorial Board | May 17
L.A County Sheriff Villanueva’s decision to reinstate deputies removed from the force for misconduct is facing opposition from cities that contract with the Sheriff’s Department for policing services... read more.


Black woman, 75, bailed out of jail for Mother’s Day

By L.A. Wave | May 16
Just in time for Mother’s Day, a 75-year-old great-grandmother was bailed out of L.A. County Jail May 9 as a part of National Bail Out’s Black Mama’s Bail Out campaign... read more.



Civilian Oversight demands further explanation of closed misconduct cases

By Eric Leonard | May 21
The L.A. County's Civilian Oversight Commission said Tuesday it would request a more formal explanation and documents from Sheriff Villanueva on why dozens of internal affairs cases into allegations of deputy misconduct had been prematurely closed... watch now.


Sheriff defends deputy reinstatements

KTLA | May 18
L.A. County Sheriff is defending his decision to rehire deputies who were fired for misconduct violations as some of the cities... watch now.


Sheriff Villanueva defends decision to reinstate deputies
KNX - May 18

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