Sheriff's Responses

Sheriff's Responses to the Board of Supervisors (BOS)

The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County of Los Angeles, with the exception of the District Attorney’s Office, Office of the Assessor and Sheriff’s Department; which have their own elected officials.  As such, it has the unique function of serving as the executive and legislative head of the largest and most complex county government in the entire United States.  A civil service staff which performs the duties for the County departments and agencies serves the needs of the County’s population of more than 10 million people.

The Sheriff’s responses to the BOS are compiled in order to provide easy access to the public and provide transparency and accountability into our policies, procedures, and practices.

 CHILD WELFARE CHECKS

The Board of Supervisors and Director of DCFS chose to derail a program which would have provided welfare checks on children at risk of abuse.  DCFS and Supervisor Barger were concerned that sending a uniformed law enforcement officer to a family’s home could make matters worse.  Supervisor Kuehl said DCFS “does not want law enforcement to bang on doors about this.”  Their position makes no sense though, since uniformed officers already provide welfare checks as a routine daily activity.  What is most alarming is the absence of any other plan after rejecting ours.  Just status quo and business as usual.

Keywords: child welfare checks, child abuse reports, DCFS, DCFS partnership, pre-Gabriel mindset, welfare checks, SCARs, child abuse investigations, mandated reporter

Sheriff’s Response

Child Welfare Checks Guideline

Letter From BOS Supervisor Kathryn Barger

Sheriff’s request to Mary C. Wickham Esq. regarding Unlawful Promotional Freeze, May 8, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Kathryn Barger regarding Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Budget, May 8, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to CEO Sachi Hamai, regarding Reduction of Academy Classes, May 5, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Kathryn Barger, regarding Custody Services Division Budget Relating To Settlement Agreements, May 4, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Kathryn Barger, regarding Underfunded Mandate of Trial Court Security, May 4, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, regarding Reassignment of Unfunded Positions, May 4, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, regarding Reassignment of Unfunded Positions, May 4, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, regarding Reassignment of Unfunded Positions, May 4, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Janice Hahn, regarding Reassignment of Unfunded Positions, May 4, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to Supervisor Kathryn Barger, regarding Reassignment of Unfunded Positions, May 4, 2020.

Sheriff’s request to CEO, Sachi Hamai, to restore the Enterprise Human Resource System (eHR) promotion access, April 29, 2020.

Sheriff’s response to the Board of Supervisors letter regarding denied request to speak at BOS’ meeting, April 14, 2020.

Sheriff’s response to the Board of Supervisors letter regarding Shared Mission of Fighting the COVID-19 Emergency, April 6, 2020.

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Sheriff’s response to the Board of Supervisors regarding violation of the Brown Act, April 3, 2020.

Sheriff’s response to the Board of Supervisors regarding Emergency Paid Sick Leave for First Responders, April 1, 2020.

Sheriff’s response to the Board of Supervisors regarding violation of the Brown Act, March 31, 2020.

Sheriff’s response to the Board of Supervisors regarding an Inmate Depopulation Plan amid the COVID-19 situation, March 17, 2020.

Responses to the Department of Public Health

Sheriff’s response to the Los Angeles County Board of Public Health regarding measures to prevent and control COVID-19 spread in Jails, April 7, 2020.

Sheriff's Responses to the Civilian Oversight Commission (COC)

On January, 12, 2016 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission COC with the mission to improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.   The Commission is comprised of nine members representing the Board, with four members of the Commission recommended by community and other affiliated groups.

The Sheriff’s responses to COC are compiled in order to provide easy access to the public and provide transparency and accountability into our policies, procedures, and practices.

Response to the Civilian Oversight Commission’s Executive Director Brian K. Williams and Commission Chair Pati Giggans, regarding Budget Curtailment 2020-2021 Fiscal Year,  May 15, 2020.

Response to the Civilian Oversight Commission’s Request for Sheriff to Appear at Town Hall meeting,  May 12, 2020.

Response to Executive Director Brian K. Williams regarding COVID-19 response in Jails,  May 8, 2020.

Request from Civilian Oversight Commission requesting a  Custody Health representative, April 23, 2020.

Request to Civilian Oversight Commission and Office of Inspector General, March 4, 2020.

Response to Civilian Oversight Commission Meeting Held on January 16, 2020.

Response to Statements at November 25, 2019 Civilian Oversight Commission Meeting.

Response to Civilian Oversight Commission Letter Dated November 25, 2019.

Sheriff's Responses to the Office of Inspector General (OIG)

The Office of Inspector General was created by ordinance in 2014. The OIG’s scope includes matters relevant to the policies, procedures, practices, and operations of the Sheriff’s and Probation departments. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors created the Office of Inspector General as part of the Board of Supervisors’ duty to supervise the official conduct of County officers under Government Code section 25303. The Inspector General reports directly to the Board of Supervisors and makes regular reports to the Board on the departments’ operations.

The Sheriff’s responses to OIG are compiled in order to provide easy access to the public and provide transparency and accountability into our policies, procedures, and practices.

Sheriff’s response to email sent by the Inspector General, March 3, 2020.

Response to Initial Implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Process by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the referenced exhibits – from the Office of Inspector General Report dated July 2019.