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Sheila Kuehl for the 3rd Supervisorial District
Sheila Kuehl for the 3rd Supervisorial District

Los Angeles County is shortly to begin a new era, and not just because two new members of the Board of Supervisors will take their seats in December, along with a new sheriff and county assessor. There will be a consent decree that will likely impose federal oversight of the county jails and their treatment of thousands of mentally ill inmates. There will likely be other forms of outside oversight and scrutiny, as investigations and settlement talks continue regarding excessive force in the jails and the treatment of youth in juvenile halls and camps, and as the county reexamines the way it serves children and their families in cases of suspected abuse and neglect. For that oversight,...

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