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Sheriff's patrol levels in unincorporated areas found lacking
Sheriff's patrol levels in unincorporated areas found lacking

Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and her staff last year started monitoring the number of sheriff's patrol cars in East Los Angeles and other unincorporated areas in her district. They found that often there were not as many on the streets as the sheriff had agreed to provide, especially on the weekends, when calls for help usually increase. In some cases, they found that the department would bring in extra staff during the week to balance out the lower staffing on the weekends. "I just wanted to get what I was paying for," Molina said in an interview. "You see the high crime rates in these areas, and the patrol cars weren't there." At the...

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