Civilian Oversight

The Office of Inspector General (OIG)

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is authorized by County Ordinance 6.44.190 “to promote constitutional policing and the fair and impartial administration of justice, and to facilitate the Board of Supervisors’ responsibility without obstructing the Sheriff’s criminal investigation function.  The OIG’s scope includes matters relevant to the policies, procedures, practices, and operations of the Sheriff’s and Probation departments…the OIG shall have access to all the Departments’ information; documents; materials; facilities; and meetings, reviews, and other proceedings necessary to carry out the OIG’S duties under this section.”  See also California Government Code Section 25303.

More information about the OIG can be found on its website located here.

Sheriff’s response to Board of Supervisors regarding Sheriff Luna Restoring OIG access, December 6, 2022. – PDF

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission (COC)

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission (COC) is authorized by Chapter 3.79 of the Los Angeles County Code.  The purpose of the COC “is to improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, by providing robust opportunities for public engagement, ongoing analysis, and oversight of the Department’s policies, practices, procedures, and advice to the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff’s Department, and the public.”

More information about the COC can be found on its website located here.

COC Request Tracker

In furtherance of the Department’s commitment to transparency, the following information consists of COC requests for documents, answers to questions, information, or witnesses from the Department.  The material consists of the request and the Department’s response to each request.

Subject(s) of COC Request: COC Request Letter – Department Response Letter

Request for information regarding Psychological Services Bureau – Follow up questions: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Request from the COC regarding Street Takeover Quarterly Report: Department Response Letter

Request for information regarding Psychological Services Bureau: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Request for information regarding Coroner Release Hold Statistics/Reports and guidelines : COC Request LetterDepartment Response LetterDepartment Response Letter #2

Request for Complaint & Investigations follow up : COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter – Department Response Letter #2 – Department Response Letter #3

Request for a budget status report : COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Subject(s) of COC Request: COC Request Letter – Department Response Letter

Response to COC request for Department review of FY24-25 Budget Staff Report: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Response to COC request regarding Street Takeovers: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Response to COC request for information: Jails: Quality and Lack of Water: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Response to a request for information on the School Resource Deputy Program: AD HOC ReportDepartment Response Letter

Response to a request for policy on Memorial Vigils: Department did not receive a written request, only a response letter is being provided.Department Response Letter

Response to a request for policy regarding complaints LASD receives from community members: COC Request Letter – Department Response Letter

Response to a request for information on Sworn Personnel staffing: Department did not receive a written request, only a response letter is being provided.Department Response LetterSecond Response Letter

Response to a request for quarterly Conditions of Confinement report: COC Request Letter – Department Response Letter

Request for information regarding school resource deputy Paul Saldana and use of force against Joseph Andrew Perez: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Street Takeover Recommendations: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Request for Information on Mental Health Services: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Request for Modification of Conditions of Confinement Quarterly Report: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Response regarding Deputy Gangs and Cliques in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Response to the COC’s request for Information and subject matter Expert Regarding MET: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Request for information regarding Deputy conduct during incidents in October 2022 and April 2023: COC Request LetterDepartment Response LetterAddendum

Request for information related to LASD’s Military Equipment: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Request for information and data on the use of tasers: COC Request LetterAttachment 1Attachment 2Attachment 3Department Response Letter

Request for 998 Subject Matter Expert: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Data for use of Tasers: COC Request Letter 1COC Request Letter 2Department Response Letter

Modification on the departments PARS system: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

5th Amendment policies: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Street Takeover SME: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Mental Evaluation Team (MET) Information: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Taser and Data Guidelines: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Street Takeover Position: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Office of Constitutional Policing Budget: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Legislative Position Letters: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Education Based Incarceration Program SME: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Deputies in Hospital Operations: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Conditions of Confinement: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Community Transition SME: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

CAC and Contract City Contacts: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Budget Priorities for 2023-2024: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Aero Bureau Use of Helicopters: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Street Takeovers and Conditions of Confinement: COC Request LetterDepartment Response Letter

Report and Recommendations of the Special Counsel to Civilian Oversight Commision Regarding Deputy Cliques in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Report and Responses

Report and Recommendations February 2023: