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LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (D) revealed Wednesday his plans to increase the issuance of concealed carry permits by 400 percent. 

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Civilian Board Seeks Action Against Sheriff Alex Villanueva Over Subpoena Spat

Civilian Board Seeks Action Against Sheriff Alex Villanueva Over Subpoena Spat

Los Angeles County is asking a judge to force Sheriff Alex Villanueva to show why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly defying a subpoena from the c [...]

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LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be Held Accountable For Use Of Excessive, Unnecessary Force Against Protesters

LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be Held Accountable For Use Of Excessive, Unnecessary Force Against Protesters

Community leaders who met with Moore Tuesday said they planned to meet with Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Wednesday to talk about police reform and also call atte [...]

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Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting; Subpoena Issued For Information Regarding Crime Scene Photographs From Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting; Subpoena Issued For Information Regarding Crime Scene Photographs From Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

As promised, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva defied a subpoena to appear at Thursday's meeting of the county Civilian Oversight Commission, promptin [...]

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California inmates tried to get coronavirus in hopes of release, sheriff says

California inmates tried to get coronavirus in hopes of release, sheriff says

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that there is a mistaken belief that contracting the virus is a way to get released from custody.

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LA County inmates trying to infect themselves with coronavirus, sheriff warns

LA County inmates trying to infect themselves with coronavirus, sheriff warns

Inmates at a Los Angeles County jail attempted to deliberately infect themselves with the coronavirus in an effort to win early release from custody, Sheriff A [...]

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Domestic Violence Calls Rise During Stay-At-Home Orders

Domestic Violence Calls Rise During Stay-At-Home Orders

Resources are available to help victims of domestic violence and child abuse or neglect, Los Angeles County authorities reminded residents Monday, noting the n [...]

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Los Angeles supervisors remove sheriff as head of emergency operations

Los Angeles supervisors remove sheriff as head of emergency operations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors removed Sheriff Alex Villanueva as head of the county's emergency operations center on Tuesday,  a day after he rev [...]

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California sheriff reverses order closing gun stores

California sheriff reverses order closing gun stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced he will no longer order that gun stores be temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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LA County Sheriff Retracts Orders Closing Gun Stores

LA County Sheriff Retracts Orders Closing Gun Stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Monday retracted previous orders that would temporarily close gun stores in Los Angeles County during the COVID-19 p [...]

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Gun Shops File Legal Action to Try to Remain Open in LA County

Gun Shops File Legal Action to Try to Remain Open in LA County

Gun groups have gone to U.S District Court in Los Angeles seeking an injunction against Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Governor Gavin Newsom and o [...]

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L.A. County sheriff orders gun shops to close

L.A. County sheriff orders gun shops to close

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close, a move that challenges the county legal counsel’s finding that the stores are essent [...]

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Sheriff Suspends Enforcement Efforts to Close Gun Stores Amidst Coronavirus

Sheriff Suspends Enforcement Efforts to Close Gun Stores Amidst Coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday temporarily suspended enforcement efforts to close gun stores during the coronavirus outbreak. The decisi [...]

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LA County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Reduce Jail Population Due to Coronavirus

LA County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Reduce Jail Population Due to Coronavirus

Los Angeles County has released approximately 1,700 inmates to lessen the inmate population during the COVID-19 crisis, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday. W [...]

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Los Angeles sheriff says 'defund police' advocates have 'selective amnesia about officers saving lives

Los Angeles sheriff says 'defund police' advocates have 'selective amnesia about officers saving lives

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted advocates of defunding police and law enforcement departments Tuesday, accusing them of ignoring the good of [...]

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Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Federal investigators say the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when [...]

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The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual ci [...]

The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual ci [...]

The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual cities, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Sunday.

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Villanueva Supports Bill to Criminalize Sharing Active Crime Scene Photos

Villanueva Supports Bill to Criminalize Sharing Active Crime Scene Photos

Sheriff Alex Villanueva voiced support Wednesday for legislation that would bar first responders from taking personal photos at crime scenes — a bill prompted [...]

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LA Sheriff says inmates, believing they'd be set free if they contracted coronavirus, have shared water to infect themselves

LA Sheriff says inmates, believing they'd be set free if they contracted coronavirus, have shared water to infect themselves

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said inmates thought contracting coronavirus was "a way to force our hand and somehow release more inmates out of our jail environment. [...]

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Vanessa Bryant Files Claim Against Sheriff’s Department Over Photos of Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant Files Claim Against Sheriff’s Department Over Photos of Crash Site

The widow of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant has filed a claim against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly sharing unauthorized photos of [...]

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Lancaster Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva spoke with NBCLA about the Lancaster sniper shooting hoax and said the deputy who lied does not represent his depart [...]

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LA County Sheriff Lets Gun Stores Open After DHS Calls Them Essential

LA County Sheriff Lets Gun Stores Open After DHS Calls Them Essential

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he will not be closing gun stores now they have been declared them essential business.

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LA County sheriff abandons effort to close gun stores | WTOP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coro [...]

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Four LA Sheriff’s Employees, First Jail Inmate Test Positive for Coronavirus

Four LA Sheriff’s Employees, First Jail Inmate Test Positive for Coronavirus

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed Monday four of his department’s employees have tested positive for coronavirus, while one inmate has also [...]

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LA County Sheriff To Press Forward With Plan To Close Gun Stores

LA County Sheriff To Press Forward With Plan To Close Gun Stores

Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Thursday he will move ahead with efforts to close gun stores in Los Angeles County.

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LA County Sheriff's Effort to Close Gun Stores Gets Shut Down

LA County Sheriff's Effort to Close Gun Stores Gets Shut Down

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's efforts to close all gun stores in the county have been suspended.

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LA County Sheriff Orders Closure of Gun Stores, Releases 1,700 Inmates

LA County Sheriff Orders Closure of Gun Stores, Releases 1,700 Inmates

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has released 1,700 inmates from county facilities and is ordering gun stores to close.

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LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he has reached out to the California Attorney General’s Office to monitor the investigation into the deadly shoot [...]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold an online town hall Monday to address the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in the city of Pa [...]

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Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arrested For Meth In Rough Arrest Caught On Video

Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arrested For Meth In Rough Arrest Caught On Video

Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a criminal investigation is underway after a video of a traffic stop involving Los Angeles County deputies is raising questions ab [...]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Department continues investigating how father of Saugus High’s shooter obtained ‘ghost gun’

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department continues investigating how father of Saugus High’s shooter obtained ‘ghost gun’

In an extensive interview with 60 Minutes on CBS on Sunday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the .45-caliber handgun 16-year-old Nathan Berhow pulled out of a back [...]

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California Sheriff Says Inmates Tried to Infect Themselves

California Sheriff Says Inmates Tried to Infect Themselves

Two groups of inmates at a Los Angeles County jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing water and a mask, and within two weeks 30 prisone [...]

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N95 Mask Decontamination Center Opens

N95 Mask Decontamination Center Opens

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a decontamination center Monday that he said can disinfect up to 30,000 much-needed N95 masks daily and sav [...]

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Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despite Less Crowded Jails

Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despite Less Crowded Jails

With Los Angeles County residents staying home due to COVID-19, crime is down significantly, but efforts to reduce the jail population by 25% have not kept the [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despi...→
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LA County Sheriff Pulls Opposition to Gun Stores as Essential Businesses

LA County Sheriff Pulls Opposition to Gun Stores as Essential Businesses

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will no longer order or recommend gun stores in LA County to close as non-essential businesses under the “Safer At H [...]

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Plaintiffs, including NRA, sue to block gun store closures

Plaintiffs, including NRA, sue to block gun store closures

Plaintiffs, including the National Rifle Association, sought in Los Angeles federal court Friday to block the local sheriff from shutting down gun stores.... T [...]

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Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

For the second time this week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close

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LA County Sheriff Reverses Decision on Closing Gun Shops

LA County Sheriff Reverses Decision on Closing Gun Shops

The Los Angeles County sheriff reversed his own decision to order deputies to make sure gun shops were closed during the coronavirus crisis after the county’s [...]

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Gun shops to stay open in Los Angeles amid coronavirus, sheriff says hours after calling them 'nonessential'

Gun shops to stay open in Los Angeles amid coronavirus, sheriff says hours after calling them 'nonessential'

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Tuesday said gun shops in the county can remain open just hours after he called them “nonessential” under Gov. Gavin [...]

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LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (D) revealed Wednesday his plans to increase the issuance of concealed carry permits by 400 percent. 

Read full article: LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed ...→
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LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he has reached out to the California Attorney General’s Office to monitor the investigation into the deadly shoot [...]

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Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Federal investigators say the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when [...]

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LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be Held Accountable For Use Of Excessive, Unnecessary Force Against Protesters

LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be Held Accountable For Use Of Excessive, Unnecessary Force Against Protesters

Community leaders who met with Moore Tuesday said they planned to meet with Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Wednesday to talk about police reform and also call atte [...]

Read full article: LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be H...→
Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arrested For Meth In Rough Arrest Caught On Video

Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arrested For Meth In Rough Arrest Caught On Video

Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a criminal investigation is underway after a video of a traffic stop involving Los Angeles County deputies is raising questions ab [...]

Read full article: Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arre...→
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Villanueva Supports Bill to Criminalize Sharing Active Crime Scene Photos

Villanueva Supports Bill to Criminalize Sharing Active Crime Scene Photos

Sheriff Alex Villanueva voiced support Wednesday for legislation that would bar first responders from taking personal photos at crime scenes — a bill prompted [...]

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California inmates tried to get coronavirus in hopes of release, sheriff says

California inmates tried to get coronavirus in hopes of release, sheriff says

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that there is a mistaken belief that contracting the virus is a way to get released from custody.

Read full article: California inmates tried to get coronavi...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
California Sheriff Says Inmates Tried to Infect Themselves

California Sheriff Says Inmates Tried to Infect Themselves

Two groups of inmates at a Los Angeles County jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing water and a mask, and within two weeks 30 prisone [...]

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  • #Alex Villanueva
Vanessa Bryant Files Claim Against Sheriff’s Department Over Photos of Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant Files Claim Against Sheriff’s Department Over Photos of Crash Site

The widow of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant has filed a claim against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly sharing unauthorized photos of [...]

Read full article: Vanessa Bryant Files Claim Against Sheri...→
Domestic Violence Calls Rise During Stay-At-Home Orders

Domestic Violence Calls Rise During Stay-At-Home Orders

Resources are available to help victims of domestic violence and child abuse or neglect, Los Angeles County authorities reminded residents Monday, noting the n [...]

Read full article: Domestic Violence Calls Rise During Stay...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despite Less Crowded Jails

Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despite Less Crowded Jails

With Los Angeles County residents staying home due to COVID-19, crime is down significantly, but efforts to reduce the jail population by 25% have not kept the [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despi...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
LA County Sheriff Lets Gun Stores Open After DHS Calls Them Essential

LA County Sheriff Lets Gun Stores Open After DHS Calls Them Essential

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he will not be closing gun stores now they have been declared them essential business.

Read full article: LA County Sheriff Lets Gun Stores Open A...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
California sheriff reverses order closing gun stores

California sheriff reverses order closing gun stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced he will no longer order that gun stores be temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: California sheriff reverses order closin...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
LA County Sheriff Pulls Opposition to Gun Stores as Essential Businesses

LA County Sheriff Pulls Opposition to Gun Stores as Essential Businesses

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will no longer order or recommend gun stores in LA County to close as non-essential businesses under the “Safer At H [...]

Read full article: LA County Sheriff Pulls Opposition to Gu...→
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Four LA Sheriff’s Employees, First Jail Inmate Test Positive for Coronavirus

Four LA Sheriff’s Employees, First Jail Inmate Test Positive for Coronavirus

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed Monday four of his department’s employees have tested positive for coronavirus, while one inmate has also [...]

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Gun Shops File Legal Action to Try to Remain Open in LA County

Gun Shops File Legal Action to Try to Remain Open in LA County

Gun groups have gone to U.S District Court in Los Angeles seeking an injunction against Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Governor Gavin Newsom and o [...]

Read full article: Gun Shops File Legal Action to Try to Re...→
Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

For the second time this week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close

Read full article: Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun sh...→
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LA County Sheriff's Effort to Close Gun Stores Gets Shut Down

LA County Sheriff's Effort to Close Gun Stores Gets Shut Down

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's efforts to close all gun stores in the county have been suspended.

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Sheriff Suspends Enforcement Efforts to Close Gun Stores Amidst Coronavirus

Sheriff Suspends Enforcement Efforts to Close Gun Stores Amidst Coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday temporarily suspended enforcement efforts to close gun stores during the coronavirus outbreak. The decisi [...]

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Gun shops to stay open in Los Angeles amid coronavirus, sheriff says hours after calling them 'nonessential'

Gun shops to stay open in Los Angeles amid coronavirus, sheriff says hours after calling them 'nonessential'

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Tuesday said gun shops in the county can remain open just hours after he called them “nonessential” under Gov. Gavin [...]

Read full article: Gun shops to stay open in Los Angeles am...→
Los Angeles sheriff says 'defund police' advocates have 'selective amnesia about officers saving lives

Los Angeles sheriff says 'defund police' advocates have 'selective amnesia about officers saving lives

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted advocates of defunding police and law enforcement departments Tuesday, accusing them of ignoring the good of [...]

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Civilian Board Seeks Action Against Sheriff Alex Villanueva Over Subpoena Spat

Civilian Board Seeks Action Against Sheriff Alex Villanueva Over Subpoena Spat

Los Angeles County is asking a judge to force Sheriff Alex Villanueva to show why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly defying a subpoena from the c [...]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold an online town hall Monday to address the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in the city of Pa [...]

Read full article: Los Angeles County Sheriff to address de...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual ci [...]

The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual ci [...]

The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual cities, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Sunday.

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  • #Alex Villanueva
Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting; Subpoena Issued For Information Regarding Crime Scene Photographs From Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting; Subpoena Issued For Information Regarding Crime Scene Photographs From Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

As promised, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva defied a subpoena to appear at Thursday's meeting of the county Civilian Oversight Commission, promptin [...]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Department continues investigating how father of Saugus High’s shooter obtained ‘ghost gun’

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department continues investigating how father of Saugus High’s shooter obtained ‘ghost gun’

In an extensive interview with 60 Minutes on CBS on Sunday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the .45-caliber handgun 16-year-old Nathan Berhow pulled out of a back [...]

Read full article: Los Angeles County Sheriff Department co...→
LA Sheriff says inmates, believing they'd be set free if they contracted coronavirus, have shared water to infect themselves

LA Sheriff says inmates, believing they'd be set free if they contracted coronavirus, have shared water to infect themselves

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said inmates thought contracting coronavirus was "a way to force our hand and somehow release more inmates out of our jail environment. [...]

Read full article: LA Sheriff says inmates, believing they'...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
LA County inmates trying to infect themselves with coronavirus, sheriff warns

LA County inmates trying to infect themselves with coronavirus, sheriff warns

Inmates at a Los Angeles County jail attempted to deliberately infect themselves with the coronavirus in an effort to win early release from custody, Sheriff A [...]

Read full article: LA County inmates trying to infect thems...→
N95 Mask Decontamination Center Opens

N95 Mask Decontamination Center Opens

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a decontamination center Monday that he said can disinfect up to 30,000 much-needed N95 masks daily and sav [...]

Read full article: N95 Mask Decontamination Center Opens...→
  • #Alex Villanueva

Lancaster Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva spoke with NBCLA about the Lancaster sniper shooting hoax and said the deputy who lied does not represent his depart [...]

Read full article: Lancaster Sheriff's Station...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
Los Angeles supervisors remove sheriff as head of emergency operations

Los Angeles supervisors remove sheriff as head of emergency operations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors removed Sheriff Alex Villanueva as head of the county's emergency operations center on Tuesday,  a day after he rev [...]

Read full article: Los Angeles supervisors remove sheriff a...→
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LA County sheriff abandons effort to close gun stores | WTOP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coro [...]

Read full article: LA County sheriff abandons effort to clo...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
LA County Sheriff Retracts Orders Closing Gun Stores

LA County Sheriff Retracts Orders Closing Gun Stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Monday retracted previous orders that would temporarily close gun stores in Los Angeles County during the COVID-19 p [...]

Read full article: LA County Sheriff Retracts Orders Closin...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
Plaintiffs, including NRA, sue to block gun store closures

Plaintiffs, including NRA, sue to block gun store closures

Plaintiffs, including the National Rifle Association, sought in Los Angeles federal court Friday to block the local sheriff from shutting down gun stores.... T [...]

Read full article: Plaintiffs, including NRA, sue to block ...→
LA County Sheriff To Press Forward With Plan To Close Gun Stores

LA County Sheriff To Press Forward With Plan To Close Gun Stores

Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Thursday he will move ahead with efforts to close gun stores in Los Angeles County.

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L.A. County sheriff orders gun shops to close

L.A. County sheriff orders gun shops to close

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close, a move that challenges the county legal counsel’s finding that the stores are essent [...]

Read full article: L.A. County sheriff orders gun shops to ...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
LA County Sheriff Reverses Decision on Closing Gun Shops

LA County Sheriff Reverses Decision on Closing Gun Shops

The Los Angeles County sheriff reversed his own decision to order deputies to make sure gun shops were closed during the coronavirus crisis after the county’s [...]

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  • #Alex Villanueva
LA County Sheriff Orders Closure of Gun Stores, Releases 1,700 Inmates

LA County Sheriff Orders Closure of Gun Stores, Releases 1,700 Inmates

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has released 1,700 inmates from county facilities and is ordering gun stores to close.

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LA County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Reduce Jail Population Due to Coronavirus

LA County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Reduce Jail Population Due to Coronavirus

Los Angeles County has released approximately 1,700 inmates to lessen the inmate population during the COVID-19 crisis, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday. W [...]

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LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (D) revealed Wednesday his plans to increase the issuance of concealed carry permits by 400 percent. 

Read full article: LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed ...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
Los Angeles sheriff says 'defund police' advocates have 'selective amnesia about officers saving lives

Los Angeles sheriff says 'defund police' advocates have 'selective amnesia about officers saving lives

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted advocates of defunding police and law enforcement departments Tuesday, accusing them of ignoring the good of [...]

Read full article: Los Angeles sheriff says 'defund police'...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he has reached out to the California Attorney General’s Office to monitor the investigation into the deadly shoot [...]

Read full article: LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorne...→
Civilian Board Seeks Action Against Sheriff Alex Villanueva Over Subpoena Spat

Civilian Board Seeks Action Against Sheriff Alex Villanueva Over Subpoena Spat

Los Angeles County is asking a judge to force Sheriff Alex Villanueva to show why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly defying a subpoena from the c [...]

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  • #Alex Villanueva

Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Federal investigators say the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when [...]

Read full article: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash...→
Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold an online town hall Monday to address the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in the city of Pa [...]

Read full article: Los Angeles County Sheriff to address de...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be Held Accountable For Use Of Excessive, Unnecessary Force Against Protesters

LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be Held Accountable For Use Of Excessive, Unnecessary Force Against Protesters

Community leaders who met with Moore Tuesday said they planned to meet with Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Wednesday to talk about police reform and also call atte [...]

Read full article: LAPD Chief Moore Says Officers Will Be H...→
The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual ci [...]

The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual ci [...]

The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., June 1, supersedes individual cities, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Sunday.

Read full article: The LA County curfew, from 6 p.m. until ...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arrested For Meth In Rough Arrest Caught On Video

Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arrested For Meth In Rough Arrest Caught On Video

Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a criminal investigation is underway after a video of a traffic stop involving Los Angeles County deputies is raising questions ab [...]

Read full article: Female Deputy's Arm Broken, Suspect Arre...→
  • #Alex Villanueva
Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting; Subpoena Issued For Information Regarding Crime Scene Photographs From Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting; Subpoena Issued For Information Regarding Crime Scene Photographs From Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

As promised, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva defied a subpoena to appear at Thursday's meeting of the county Civilian Oversight Commission, promptin [...]

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Villanueva Supports Bill to Criminalize Sharing Active Crime Scene Photos

Villanueva Supports Bill to Criminalize Sharing Active Crime Scene Photos

Sheriff Alex Villanueva voiced support Wednesday for legislation that would bar first responders from taking personal photos at crime scenes — a bill prompted [...]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Department continues investigating how father of Saugus High’s shooter obtained ‘ghost gun’

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department continues investigating how father of Saugus High’s shooter obtained ‘ghost gun’

In an extensive interview with 60 Minutes on CBS on Sunday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the .45-caliber handgun 16-year-old Nathan Berhow pulled out of a back [...]

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California inmates tried to get coronavirus in hopes of release, sheriff says

California inmates tried to get coronavirus in hopes of release, sheriff says

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that there is a mistaken belief that contracting the virus is a way to get released from custody.

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LA Sheriff says inmates, believing they'd be set free if they contracted coronavirus, have shared water to infect themselves

LA Sheriff says inmates, believing they'd be set free if they contracted coronavirus, have shared water to infect themselves

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said inmates thought contracting coronavirus was "a way to force our hand and somehow release more inmates out of our jail environment. [...]

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California Sheriff Says Inmates Tried to Infect Themselves

California Sheriff Says Inmates Tried to Infect Themselves

Two groups of inmates at a Los Angeles County jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing water and a mask, and within two weeks 30 prisone [...]

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LA County inmates trying to infect themselves with coronavirus, sheriff warns

LA County inmates trying to infect themselves with coronavirus, sheriff warns

Inmates at a Los Angeles County jail attempted to deliberately infect themselves with the coronavirus in an effort to win early release from custody, Sheriff A [...]

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Vanessa Bryant Files Claim Against Sheriff’s Department Over Photos of Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant Files Claim Against Sheriff’s Department Over Photos of Crash Site

The widow of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant has filed a claim against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly sharing unauthorized photos of [...]

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N95 Mask Decontamination Center Opens

N95 Mask Decontamination Center Opens

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a decontamination center Monday that he said can disinfect up to 30,000 much-needed N95 masks daily and sav [...]

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Domestic Violence Calls Rise During Stay-At-Home Orders

Domestic Violence Calls Rise During Stay-At-Home Orders

Resources are available to help victims of domestic violence and child abuse or neglect, Los Angeles County authorities reminded residents Monday, noting the n [...]

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Lancaster Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva spoke with NBCLA about the Lancaster sniper shooting hoax and said the deputy who lied does not represent his depart [...]

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Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despite Less Crowded Jails

Coronavirus Cases Still Increasing Despite Less Crowded Jails

With Los Angeles County residents staying home due to COVID-19, crime is down significantly, but efforts to reduce the jail population by 25% have not kept the [...]

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Los Angeles supervisors remove sheriff as head of emergency operations

Los Angeles supervisors remove sheriff as head of emergency operations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors removed Sheriff Alex Villanueva as head of the county's emergency operations center on Tuesday,  a day after he rev [...]

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LA County Sheriff Lets Gun Stores Open After DHS Calls Them Essential

LA County Sheriff Lets Gun Stores Open After DHS Calls Them Essential

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he will not be closing gun stores now they have been declared them essential business.

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California sheriff reverses order closing gun stores

California sheriff reverses order closing gun stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced he will no longer order that gun stores be temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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LA County sheriff abandons effort to close gun stores | WTOP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coro [...]

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LA County Sheriff Pulls Opposition to Gun Stores as Essential Businesses

LA County Sheriff Pulls Opposition to Gun Stores as Essential Businesses

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will no longer order or recommend gun stores in LA County to close as non-essential businesses under the “Safer At H [...]

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LA County Sheriff Retracts Orders Closing Gun Stores

LA County Sheriff Retracts Orders Closing Gun Stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Monday retracted previous orders that would temporarily close gun stores in Los Angeles County during the COVID-19 p [...]

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Four LA Sheriff’s Employees, First Jail Inmate Test Positive for Coronavirus

Four LA Sheriff’s Employees, First Jail Inmate Test Positive for Coronavirus

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed Monday four of his department’s employees have tested positive for coronavirus, while one inmate has also [...]

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Plaintiffs, including NRA, sue to block gun store closures

Plaintiffs, including NRA, sue to block gun store closures

Plaintiffs, including the National Rifle Association, sought in Los Angeles federal court Friday to block the local sheriff from shutting down gun stores.... T [...]

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Gun Shops File Legal Action to Try to Remain Open in LA County

Gun Shops File Legal Action to Try to Remain Open in LA County

Gun groups have gone to U.S District Court in Los Angeles seeking an injunction against Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Governor Gavin Newsom and o [...]

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LA County Sheriff To Press Forward With Plan To Close Gun Stores

LA County Sheriff To Press Forward With Plan To Close Gun Stores

Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Thursday he will move ahead with efforts to close gun stores in Los Angeles County.

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Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

Deja vu: LA County sheriff closes gun shops again

For the second time this week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close

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L.A. County sheriff orders gun shops to close

L.A. County sheriff orders gun shops to close

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close, a move that challenges the county legal counsel’s finding that the stores are essent [...]

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LA County Sheriff's Effort to Close Gun Stores Gets Shut Down

LA County Sheriff's Effort to Close Gun Stores Gets Shut Down

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's efforts to close all gun stores in the county have been suspended.

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LA County Sheriff Reverses Decision on Closing Gun Shops

LA County Sheriff Reverses Decision on Closing Gun Shops

The Los Angeles County sheriff reversed his own decision to order deputies to make sure gun shops were closed during the coronavirus crisis after the county’s [...]

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Sheriff Suspends Enforcement Efforts to Close Gun Stores Amidst Coronavirus

Sheriff Suspends Enforcement Efforts to Close Gun Stores Amidst Coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday temporarily suspended enforcement efforts to close gun stores during the coronavirus outbreak. The decisi [...]

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LA County Sheriff Orders Closure of Gun Stores, Releases 1,700 Inmates

LA County Sheriff Orders Closure of Gun Stores, Releases 1,700 Inmates

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has released 1,700 inmates from county facilities and is ordering gun stores to close.

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Gun shops to stay open in Los Angeles amid coronavirus, sheriff says hours after calling them 'nonessential'

Gun shops to stay open in Los Angeles amid coronavirus, sheriff says hours after calling them 'nonessential'

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Tuesday said gun shops in the county can remain open just hours after he called them “nonessential” under Gov. Gavin [...]

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LA County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Reduce Jail Population Due to Coronavirus

LA County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Reduce Jail Population Due to Coronavirus

Los Angeles County has released approximately 1,700 inmates to lessen the inmate population during the COVID-19 crisis, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday. W [...]

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