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L.A. County officials reject civilian board for Sheriff's Department
L.A. County officials reject civilian board for Sheriff's Department

Los Angeles County supervisors defeated a proposal to create a civilian oversight body for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by scandals and federal investigations into the treatment of jail inmates. The action Tuesday, which came nearly a year after Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina first proposed a civilian commission, may be only a temporary setback, however. The swing vote was cast by termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Both candidates to replace him in the November general election — Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver — have said they favor such a commission. The vote came after advocates — dozens of whom spoke at the Board of...

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