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L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in several moves aimed at restoring public trust in the department, whose officials have faced criminal charges over obstruction of justice and mistreatment of inmates in the sprawling jail system. It also marks the first major shift in policy since two new supervisors took office earlier this month. In August, the old board rejected a proposal to create a board of citizens to monitor the Sheriff's Department, questioning the timing and...

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