WitnessLA on KCRW With Steve Chiotakis Talking About Shooting deaths of Dijon Kizzee and Andres Guardado and the Problems with LASD Oversight. Hamai, who worked for the county for more than three decades and served as CEO for the last five years, is retiring on Monday. Lizzie, their 32-year-old spinster daughter was the number one suspect. Now you’re bring up a name from the Tanaka camp? That problem has led the city to begin creating a parallel public safety agency that would employ officers to handle low-level calls so that deputies can focus on bigger cases in order to reduce crime. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, whose city has the most expensive Sheriff’s Department contract, worth $26 million a year, said he’s not worried about the deputy reinstatements. Yet, after the 18- person LACP endorsement committee questioned Villanueva for an hour or so, they enthusiastically gave him the nod. This is a job that only 1 or 2 or 5 out of 10 million people really want to have. Villanueva joined the Sheriff's Department in 1986, and settled in La Habra Heights, California. “Legal cost avoidance is a major issue in managing a department of this size and managing it well.”. I’d say for everyone touting that McD had “all this experience,” to reform LASD, the reality is, he didn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground and his performance validates that statement. These are the guys that drop paratroopers & ferry air-landing troops into combat zones. Evidently a settlement was reached favoring Ban just before the matter went to trial. 2. Villanueva showed up early too, not to speak at the event, to which he wasn’t invited, but to work the line of those waiting, may of whom were members of the LA County Feel the Bern Democratic Club, and other progressive Dem groups. Jackie Lacey and L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer? And all of you should be prosecuted! One whole facility. Welcome to our comprehensive gift guide for the 2020 holiday season. That’s because i feel its very relevant to discussion about the 2 candidates and their campaigns for election as L.A. County Sheriff. LASD is not LAPD, not LBPD or any other LE agency. A round up of L.A.-related Black Breastfeeding Week (virtual) events and resources. In the meantime, there's this reading, directed by Alberto Barboza and starring Brenda Banda, Robert Beltran, Raul Cardona and Alicia Coca, among others The reading will be available for on-demand viewing through Sept. 6. By now, you’ve probably heard of the phenomenon of, – functioning refrigerators placed on sidewalks that provide free food for anyone who needs it. A Feel the Bern selfie, via Alex Villanueva. Caroline Champlin speaks with the ACLU and protesters who disagreed with the task force. Otherwise, you are all in store for more of the same. 3. It’s a matter of time before the economy bursts into flames under his administration. The Elysian Valley Arts Collective in Frogtown launches a series of virtual family-play art workshops. Others get added. LASD’s most experienced personnel with Subject Matter Expertise would rather retire, sometimes early, than work for McDonnell and his minions. On Sept. 17 at 4 p.m., there are virtual walkthroughs and a panel discussion. Jim McDonnell, in contrast, prior to being elected to lead the LASD in November 2014, was chief of the Long Beach PD for five years. Actually, the current Sheriff McDonnell only applied for the job after he was guaranteed to be exempted from a portion of the process by those who recruited him for the job. ALADS and PPOA has already made their choice which is “clear as daylight”. Alex is an honest man and LA County needs an honesty at the helm! Spot on sir. Big changes are about to happen. Yes it is! Trainees he had asked to be switched. Inmate in Mexican prison extorted Southern California families with made-up kidnappings, feds charge. During this difficult time, please consider contributing to your local arts organizations or to individual artists and performers. This event is FREE TO ATTEND with special perks that come with a donation (details below)! They demean the prestige of the office and the officeholder because the timing is extremely premature, coming so far in advance of the close of candidate filing period. California Kids: LAUSD is going to provide on-campus child care for 3,000 children of employees — and maybe later to student families California public schools can invite small groups of the most at-risk students to return to campuses for in-person instruction. Enough with all the BS, unless you’re a McDonnell leg humper. Huge, turn out lots of voters showed up so freaking funny but mostly shows his ignorance. N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law. The settlement also said the sheriff had publicly accused Hamai of "having committed a felony for having a 'financial interest' in a County matter, which he knew was false." McDonnell is obviously desperate to stop the flow of attrition but there’s little to no possibility of that happening while he remains in charge. This is probably feasible as, by law, every high school must be within reach of a Community College so that high school graduates can get at least the first two years of a four year college stint out the way. Confirmed artists include Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Jack White, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Above & Beyond, Haim, Major Lazer, Leon Bridges, Louis the Child, alt-J and Cage The Elephant, as well as artists that are part of the Outside Lands 2021 festival lineup (Kehlani, ZHU, Beach House, Brittany Howard, SOFI TUKKER and Sharon Van Etten). He is not the widget maker. Attend the Inside Lands festival from your living room. Brian Moriguchi—president of the LA County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA), which is the LASD’s main supervisors union—feels otherwise, and told us he believes the answer is yes, Villanueva has a real chance at an upset. Sheriff Alex Villanueva Sheriff Alex Villanueva is the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. In July 2020, the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other groups called for Villanueva to resign. The department has said 14 similar reinstatements occurred under McDonnell. , In March 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors removed Villanueva from head of emergency operations, citing the sheriff department's poor response to the Woolsey Fire cited in a county-commissioned report.. Bottom line – if Robert Olmstead had been the insider candidate with pre-arranged advantages in 2014, then Jim McDonnell likely would not have run.