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County to establish Probation Oversight Commission

LOS ANGELES — Following up on a promise made nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 1 to establish a Probation Oversight Commission with subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas first championed the probation watchdog to replace the longstanding Probation Commission. “Reforming the Probation Read More…

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Board chastises sheriff over $63 million budget deficit

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors took Sheriff Alex Villanueva to task Oct. 1 for a $63 million budget deficit, with county the CEO citing escalating overtime as a driving factor. The discussion came as the board approved $3 billion in additions to the countywide budget, which now totals $36 billion. Supervisors Hilda Read More…

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County approves $3.75 million settlement in 2018 shooting of black teen

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors approved a $3.75 million payout May 14 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit against sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy last year in the Westmont neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Deputies shot Anthony Weber about 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2018, near the Read More…