Leaked Grand Jury Investigation

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Leaked Grand Jury Investigation

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August 8, 2022

On Thursday, August 4, 2022, the Sheriff’s Department received notification of a criminal grand jury subpoena for records regarding a use of force incident in the San Fernando Court lockup from March of 2021.

Any allegation of misconduct is of deep concern to the department, and this one is no exception.  Hence, we are conducting a thorough internal investigation, and we are fully cooperating with this subpoena.

To date, our investigation indicates that the allegation of misconduct was orchestrated by involved Department executives to falsely portray themselves as whistleblowers in order to avoid discipline, up to and including termination.  The District Attorney has been given this and all other relevant information. 



Sheriff Alex Villanueva