Inspector General Urges Dissolution of L.A. Sheriff’s Risk Management Bureau

The L.A. County Office of Inspector General has recommended disbanding the Sheriff’s Department’s Risk Management Bureau. 

The bureau is meant to reduce LASD’s liability from potential lawsuits. But under the current and former administrations, it has protected certain employees by minimizing official misconduct and retaliating against whistleblowers, the IG said.

According to the Feb. 20 report, the bureau became “inappropriately aggressive” under former sheriff Alex Villanueva and and has remained that way since.

“The euphemistically named bureau corrupts the county’s efforts to improve government conduct,” the report alleged.

Sheriff Robert Luna has criticized the findings, calling them “speculative, unfair and irresponsible.” 

Read more at the Los Angeles Times


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