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Can Cecil Rhambo Establish Himself as the Reform Candidate to Beat in the Sheriff’s Race?

The LAX police chief, who's running to oust controversial incumbent Alex Villanueva in 2022, adds a local civil rights icon to his list of endorsements

Why the Race for L.A. County Sheriff Is One to Watch in the Lead-Up to 2022

Early flare-ups between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and former chief Eli Vera have grabbed attention, but there's a lot more to keep an eye on in the coming months
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Alex Villanueva Demoted a Chief Who’s Challenging Him in the Race for Sheriff

Following a sudden demotion to commander, 30-year department vet Eli Vera says he believes Sheriff Villanueva is retaliating against him for political reasons
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Competitors Are Lining Up to Unseat L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva

The controversy-prone lawman is facing an election battle next year—including from inside his own department
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‘It’s a Puzzle’: Experts Are Trying to Figure Out What’s Causing L.A.’s Crime Wave

Los Angeles is on track to record 437 murders this year, the most since 2006. Theories abound, but no one really knows why
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A Judge’s Ruling May Force Sheriff Villanueva to Discuss Deputy ‘Cliques’

L.A. County's sheriff is trying hard to dodge an inspector general subpoena regarding 'deputy secret societies,' but he's nearly out of options
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The Sheriff’s Department Says It Will Start Naming Deputies Who Shoot Civilians

Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that officers' names will now be released within 30 days of an incident—but there are stipulations
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The DA’s Office Is No Longer Sending Representatives to Parole Hearings. A Rape Case Has People Questioning the Policy

Of the sweeping changes George Gascón has made since taking office, this one might set off the biggest firestorm yet
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L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Eyes a Crackdown on ‘Super-Spreader Events’

On Thursday, he also said his department won't go after businesses if new state-level restrictions are imposed
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Opinion: Democrats, We Put Sheriff Villanueva in Office. Now It’s on Us to Get Him Out

As opposition to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's leadership grows, the forces that helped elect him need to help reverse course