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LA County Supervisors Voted To Look Into Ways Of Removing Sheriff Villanueva

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva at the graduation ceremony for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy class 433 at East Los Angeles College, Friday, January 4, 2019.
Kyle Grillot for LAist
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva at the graduation ceremony for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy class 433 at East Los Angeles College, Friday, January 4, 2019.

On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to explore options to impeach or reduce the responsibilities of Sheriff Villanueva.

On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to explore options to impeach or reduce the responsibilities of Sheriff Villanueva. 

As reported by the L.A. Times. this is the latest in a long running conflict between the Sheriff and Board of Supervisors, who have criticized Villanueva for what they see as his lack of accountability and moves to counter reforms. 

Villanueva was elected by voters, so is it fair for the Board to take action against him? We dive into the tensions and the reasonings of the various Board members. Plus, we want to hear from you. Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor representing District 2, which encompasses parts of the Westside, including Culver City, and the Eastside, including Carson and Compton; he tweets

Janice Hahn, Los Angeles County Supervisor representing District 4, which stretches from Marina del Rey, down to San Pedro and east, encompassing Long Beach and Diamond Bar

Zev Yaroslavsky, director of Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and former L.A. County supervisor and city councilmember; he tweets

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