The union for rank and file Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies removed its president recently because of problems with his attendance, according to a union statement.
The Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs did not elaborate further on why the board of directors removed Armando Macias, saying only that the newly installed president would be replaced by the vice president until a permanent replacement is selected.
The management shake-up comes as the union considers a potential endorsement in the upcoming sheriff's election.
Macias could not immediately be reached for comment.
Before he became president, Macias was a director for the union.