Crime & Justice

The standoff between the sheriff and the supervisors

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl says only the supervisors, not the sheriff, can settle a lawsuit.
L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl says only the supervisors, not the sheriff, can settle a lawsuit.
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This story aired on March 4, 2019.

A further discussion with Frank Stoltze about L.A. County's determination that Sheriff Alex Villanueva's controversial rehiring of Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan is illegal. The county's Auditor-Controller, at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, has stopped paying Mandoyan and ordered him to turn in all county property, including his badge and gun. The sheriff does not appear to be backing down.