Sheriff Alex Villanueva must show in a hearing early next year why he should not be held in contempt for defying a subpoena to appear before the civilian board that oversees his department and talk about the coronavirus problem in the jails, a judge ruled today.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 today to look at options for removing elected Sheriff Alex Villanueva as the county’s top lawman, rather than waiting to see if voters will do so in 2022.
Escalating its war of words with Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the county’s Civilian Oversight Commission Thursday unanimously approved a resolution condemning the sheriff’s leadership of the department and calling for his immediate resignation.
The IG’s report on a deputy group identified as the “Banditos” alleges that roughly 30 members of the clique disrupt day-to-day operations at the East LA Sheriff’s Station by creating tension between deputies who are members and those who are not.
The second of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot in an ambush attack has been released from the hospital, the department said Monday.
Authorities said there were no new developments in the search for the gunman who wounded two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their parked patrol SUV at a rail station in Compton last Saturday.
“He is really a rogue sheriff,” one county supervisor said.
As of Tuesday, no suspects had been identified, despite some online social media chatter to the contrary.
The suspect was taken into custody, and the deputy was rushed to the hospital, the department said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s District Attorney’s Office yesterday charged three men with multiple felonies for their alleged involvement in a violent home invasion robbery over the weekend that ended in dramatic fashion, after one of the victims jumped out of a second-story window and called the police.