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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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Contract cities voice concerns about new sheriff

LOS ANGELES — As County Sheriff Alex 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. Those cities collectively paid $310 million to the Sheriff’s Department this past year and Read More…

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Villanueva sworn in as Los Angeles County sheriff

MONTEREY PARK — The East Los Angeles College Auditorium might have been the safest place in the country Dec. 3. A big deal has been made of the fact that Alex Villanueva was able to shake up the political establishment by ousting Jim McDonnell as the top cop at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  Read More…