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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is LA’s top cop. He runs the largest county sheriff’s office in the United States and manages one of the world’s largest jail systems. With an annual budget of $3.6 billion dollars, the Sheriff oversees thousands of deputies who patrol California’s largest county, with a population of more than 10 million people.
And he is downright dangerous. He is threat to democracy and to public safety. Journalist Cerise Castle joins me this week to discuss "10 Reasons Alex Villanueva is Dangerous."
Editorial: Alex Villanueva, L.A.’s loosest cannon and pettiest cop https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-09-16/villanueva-kuehl-search-warrant
A Tradition of Violence: The History of Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: https://knock-la.com/tradition-of-violence-lasd-gang-history/
Dozens of Sheriff Villanueva’s donors received permits to carry guns in public https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-15/sheriff-villanueva-donors-concealed-weapons-gun-permits
‘We’re terrorized’: LA sheriffs frequently harass families of people they kill, says report https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/04/los-angeles-sheriffs-harass-families-of-victims-report
Sheriff Villanueva Continues To Defy Subpoena And Refuses To Testify At Hearing On Alleged Deputy Gangs https://laist.com/news/criminal-justice/sheriff-villanueva-subpoena-continues-to-defy
California attorney general launches civil rights probe of L.A. County Sheriff’s Department https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-22/attorney-general-civil-rights-investigation-los-angeles-sheriffs-department
Claim alleges Sheriff Villanueva directed cover-up of deputy kneeling on inmate https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-25/deputy-force-kneeling-cover-up-claim
Vanessa Bryant: ‘I’m willing to go through hell and back to get justice for my husband and daughter’ https://www.courthousenews.com/vanessa-bryant-im-willing-to-go-through-hell-and-back-to-get-justice-for-my-husband-and-daughter/