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Zev Yaroslavsky

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  • County supervisors vote to create sheriff's civilian oversight panel

    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to set up a civilian oversight commission to oversee the Sheriff’s Department, marking a major milestone for the troubled law enforcement agency.
  • Fresh push to have civilian committee oversee L.A. County Sheriff Dept.

    In the wake of a change in leadership on the Board of Supervisors, two members have revived a proposal to set up a civilian oversight commission for the embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The previous board defeated a similar proposal,...

    New L.A. County supervisors poised to back sheriff's oversight panel

    In a significant shift in policy, a majority on the newly configured Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors now supports creation of a civilian oversight commission for the embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Backers have long argued that...

    Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails

    Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails
    In the ideal world, police responding to a disturbing-the-peace or petty crime call arrive at the scene with the training to discern whether the subject's behavior is due at least in part to a mental health problem. They defuse the situation and turn...

    Newly configured county board removes acting CEO at first meeting

    Newly configured county board removes acting CEO at first meeting
    At their first meeting following a major election turnover, the new Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors removed the county's acting chief executive and appointed a new one. Two new supervisors, Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl, were sworn in Monday to...