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Subpoena power of oversight commission sparks discussion

By Jacqueline Fernandez Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The issue of whether the Civilian Oversight Commission should have subpoena power in its role as watchdog of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was argued Sept. 26 during a hearing conducted by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Chief Warren Asmus of the Sherriff’s Read More…

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Supervisors seek further study on jail reform initiative

By Jacqueline Fernandez Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The future of the Reform L.A. Jails initiative remains uncertain. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called for further study of the ballot measure that would give subpoena power to the Civilian Oversight Commission at its Sept. 11 meeting. The commission — established by the Board Read More…

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Reforms needed in county Sheriff’s Dept.

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Contributing Columnist It wasn’t a good week for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. First, there was the charge that deputies at some stations sport tattoos that look suspiciously like gang, white supremacist or violence promos. Next, there was the charge that deputies with dubious records of lying, planting evidence and Read More…