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L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva Responds To Calls For Resignation

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva took to social media Wednesday to respond to a resolution from the Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission (COC) calling for him to “resign immediately.” On Wednesday, Villanueva hosted a Facebook Live in which he addressed a resolution from the COC published on Oct. 15, which states that the Commission “has lost confidence in ...

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L.A. County Sheriff Says No Tickets Will Be Issued For Trick-Or-Treating On Halloween

Trick or treating LA County Halloween

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated that officials with the Sheriff’s Department would not be issuing tickets to trick-or-treaters this Halloween season after public health officials prohibited the activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Facebook Live session on Wednesday, Villanueva was asked if deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would be issuing tickets for children ...

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Barger, Villanueva Oppose ‘Last-Minute’ Motion To Amend County Charter

Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva have both formally opposed a recently proposed amendment to the Los Angeles County charter that would reallocate funds to “direct community investment” and “alternatives to incarceration.” Sheriff Villanueva Live 07-22-2020 Sheriff Villanueva is live to answer your questions. Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 ...

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L.A. County Budget Cuts Include $145.4 Million From Sheriff’s Department

L.A. County Budget Cuts Include $145.4 Million From Sheriff’s Department

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and CEO Sachi Hamai released the latest recommended county budget Monday which adjusts for the nearly $1 billion dollar deficit driven by the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were met with criticism by Sheriff Alex Villaneuva for cuts to the department. Cuts were announced across the board for County departments ...

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Conducts Virtual Santa Clarita Town Hall

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Justin Diez hosted a virtual town hall for Santa Clarita residents Thursday afternoon. The meeting was open to the public and featured both Villanueva and Diez fielding questions on a variety of topics from those in attendance, including the impact of county budget cuts, recent calls from ...

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Sheriff Alex Villanueva Defies Subpoena To Testify About COVID-19 In L.A. County Jails

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva denied a subpoena order to testify in regards to the coronavirus amongst the inmates in the County jail system during a virtual meeting Thursday, officials said. During the May 7 Civilian Oversight Panel meeting, a unanimous vote approved the issuance of a subpoena, ordering Sheriff Villanueva to attend the virtual meeting of the ...

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Sheriff Villanueva Claims Pitchess Inmates Intentionally Spreading COVID-19 (VIDEO)

Pitchess Detention Center Coronavirus COVID

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced the department had determined a group of inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic had deliberately attempted to infect themselves with COVID-19 during his weekly virtual press conference on Monday. The department released footage captured by the facility’s video surveillance equipment which shows multiple men sharing from a single bottle of hot ...

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L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Outlines Cuts Amid Budget Shortfall

L.A. County Budget Cuts Include $145.4 Million From Sheriff’s Department

The impact of the $400 million shortfall in the Board of Supervisors’ recommended budget compared to the $3.9 billion budget submitted by the Sheriff’s Department was outlined by Sheriff Alex Villanueva during his COVID-19 status update on Monday. “We’re doing our best, we don’t really have any fat to trim, so what we’re doing is shifting around things that are ...

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