Crime & Justice

Villanueva rehires two more fired deputies

Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
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L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva has hired two more deputies who had been fired by former Sheriff Jim McDonnell. One, Michael Courtial, had been fired for using unreasonable force and failing to de-escalate a situation. The sheriff declined to name the other deputy or provide details about his case.