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Report on reinstatement of deputy is critical of sheriff

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s reinstatement of a deputy — which led county officials to file a lawsuit against the sheriff — was a rush to judgment contradicted by key evidence that may have gone unreviewed by the new administration, according to a report released July 8 by the Office of Inspector General. Even Read More…

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Police Commission approves LAPD’s use of drones

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Police Commission gave unanimous preliminary approval July 9 to the LAPD’s first unmanned aircraft program, which has long been opposed by critics who believe the use of drones will lead to an invasion of residents’ privacy. The Los Angeles Police Department spent the last year testing the proposed Read More…

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County takes new approach to dealing with deputy shootings

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 9 to have mental health personnel take the lead in reaching out to the families of individuals who are shot by sheriff’s deputies or die in jail, in the face of community complaints about a perceived lack of respect and transparency from sheriff’s officials. Supervisors Read More…