Los Angeles County Sheriff Says ‘Criminal Threat’ Made Against Deputies
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said one of his stations received a « criminal threat to the lives of our deputies » on Friday.
Villanueva said the threat made Friday was possibly inspired by « false statements » made at a meeting of the Civil Oversight Committee at Loyola Marymount University held Friday.
The sheriff’s office major crimes unit is investigating the incident, according to the report.
« Last night, the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station received a criminal threat to the lives of our deputies. We take this seriously and have taken precautions. Our Major Crimes Bureau detectives have taken over the investigation and will continue to assess the threat as the investigation proceeds.The threat may have been inspired by false statements made at a meeting of the Civilian Oversight Board held yesterday at the University Loyola Marymount,” Villanueva’s statement read.
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The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission has a mission to improve « public transparency and accountability » within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Villanueva did not specify what comments were made that may have inspired the threat.