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Interim sheriff, L.A. County officials spar over watchdog's access
Interim sheriff, L.A. County officials spar over watchdog's access

Los Angeles County officials are at odds over how much access and under what conditions the Sheriff's Department's newly appointed watchdog will have to confidential information on deputy-involved shootings and other department issues. The county's Board of Supervisors appointed former prosecutor Max Huntsman in November to head up the newly created Office of Inspector General for the Sheriff's Department. County officials are still hammering out the details of how the office will be structured. Interim Sheriff John Scott wants the inspector general to be bound by an attorney-client relationship with his department, so that confidential information shared with Huntsman as part of his...

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