Alex Villanueva was ousted after a single combative, troubled term. Voters also approved giving county leaders the power to remove future sheriffs.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
Apocalyptic attack ads about crime failed to drive a red wave, and criminal justice reform candidates were still successful in several local races around the country.
He’s been dismissive of fears of gang activity in the LASD and on the attack against critics and investigators. Voters have noticed.
In Los Angeles and San Francisco, voters face candidates who promised criminal justice reforms but whose records have been disappointing.
Tensions are high over the weekend shooting of two deputies.
Police Agencies in New York and Los Angeles Drag Their Feet over Body Camera Footage and Misconduct Records
Efforts to force sunlight into police conduct have been thwarted by noncompliance.
When Reason Requested the New L.A. Sheriff's Disciplinary Records, the Deputies Union Got an Injunction to Block Us
A newly passed police transparency bill is under attack across the state. The latest tactic: insisting it's not retroactive.
Out with the old cronies. In with the new ones?
Alex Villanueva openly wants to get rid of constitutional policing advisors and to conceal names of bad deputies from prosecutors.
Thanks to California's union-backed secrecy laws, prosecutors and defenders alike don't know about police misconduct.
It's the latest story of abuse at the nation's largest sheriff's department.
L.A. City Council Wants to Send You A Letter When Its License-Plate Readers See Your Car in Certain Neighborhoods
Reckless policy proposed as an anti-prostitution measure.