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    Criminal Justice

    What Does The Public Battle Between LA County Sheriff And Supervisors Mean For Constituents?

    Sonja Diaz, founding director of UCLA’s Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, said there’s more at play in this battle than just the budget.

    “Recent officer-involved shootings, like that of Andres Guardado in Gardena, have elevated the role of members of the Board of Supervisors in taking a more public stance in reigning in the Sheriff,” said Diaz, adding that the battle playing out publicly could likely be to the detriment of the Sheriff.