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L.A. Democratic Party Rebukes Sheriff Villanueva



L.A. Democratic party rebukes sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AV Times) — Sheriff Alex Villanueva has been rebuked by the Los Angeles County Democratic party, which had endorsed him during his campaign to be L.A County’s top cop.

The rare rebuke Villanueva has received nine months into his term reflects concerns about his reinstatement of fired deputies, testimony by a former Sheriff*s Department official that Villanueva’s former chief of staff pressured her to alter records of misconduct, and his policy allowing inmates to be handed over to federal immigration agents through intermediaries, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party passed a resolution Tuesday calling on Villanueva to restore trust in his department, according to The Times. It asks him to adhere to recommendations on hiring practices by the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, to end inmate transfers to federal immigration agents and their contractors, and to reverse all decisions by a panel that reinstated a deputy fired for violating […]

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