Crime & Justice

LA County Supervisors want to see if sheriff's 'truth panel' is legal

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas pushed back against Sheriff Alex Villanueva's contention that the supervisors had given the public the mistaken impression that rehired Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan had been convicted of domestic abuse.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas pushed back against Sheriff Alex Villanueva's contention that the supervisors had given the public the mistaken impression that rehired Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan had been convicted of domestic abuse.
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This story aired on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors Tuesday asked the county’s lawyer to determine whether Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s proposed Truth and Reconciliation Panel is legal. Villanueva wants to use the panel to review the cases of upwards of 400 deputies who he says may have been wrongly fired by his predecessor.