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L.A. County sheriff’s office failed to follow policy for issuing concealed weapon permits, audit says

Patrick McGreevy: "L.A. County sheriff’s office failed to follow policy for issuing concealed weapon permits, audit says"

This article represents a recurrent theme with the incumbent sheriff, who claims once again that an outside entity (in this case a state auditor) misunderstood department policies. The auditor found that the LASD did not follow its own policies when dealing with CCW permits.

Photo Credit: John Locher, Associated Press

"Handguns are displayed at the Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas in 2016." 

 

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has repeatedly failed to follow its own rules for issuing concealed weapon permits, the state auditor concluded in a report released Thursday.

L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell disputed some of the key findings of the audit, saying state officials misinterpreted the policy.

The department policy requires applicants to provide “convincing evidence” of a “clear and present danger to life or of great bodily harm” to get a license, but the audit found the department issued 24 licenses during the last few years without sufficient evidence. 

Most of the 197 active licenses in L.A. County as of August went to current or former law enforcement officers, judges and prosecutors, the audit found. The lieutenant in charge of reviewing applications told auditors that people in law enforcement satisfy the department’s requirements by the nature of their jobs.

“However, making that decision based solely on the applicant's profession both directly contradicts Los Angeles's written policy — which specifically states that no position or job classification in itself shall constitute good cause for issuance — and has led the department to treat applicants inequitably based on their occupations,” the audit says.

McDonnell said the audit identified some legitimate issues, and the department has added a checklist to the application process in order to show requirements have been met. But he disagreed on the report’s sweeping conclusion that the department consistently failed to follow its own policies.

“The LASD policy simply requires that the applicant provide ‘convincing evidence’” that their life or physical safety are threatened. He said the policy does not require additional documentation of that evidence if sufficient information is provided in the application.

Auditors also concluded that Sacramento County issued some licenses without proper documentation and San Diego County's renewal process led it to inappropriately renew some licenses."

Posted on 15 Dec 2017, 14:33 - Category: news

Jury Awards $2.4 Million to Children of Man Shot by Sheriff's Deputies in Lynwood

Jury Awards $2.4 Million to Children of Man Shot by Sheriff's Deputies in Lynwood

 

 

Posted on 07 Dec 2017, 14:29 - Category: news

State Supreme Court to decide if L.A. County sheriff can give names of problem deputies to prosecutors

State Supreme Court to decide if L.A. County sheriff can give names of problem deputies to prosecutors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell is seeking to give prosecutors the names of deputies with histories of dishonesty and similar misconduct. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)"

Photo Credit: Marcus Yam

Article Author: Maya Lau

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-brady-supreme-court-20171011-story.html

Posted on 12 Oct 2017, 18:32 - Category: news

Despite assurances to nervous immigrants, Sheriff's Department gave ICE assistance in jails

Despite assurances to nervous immigrants, Sheriff's Department gave ICE assistance in jails

My opinion: The Sheriff, once again, proves he cannot be trusted to tell the truth. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A rally in front of an L.A. County Sheriff's Department patrol station in July protests the agency's cooperation with immigration officers and voices support for a state bill that would restrict how law enforcement officials share information with federal immigration officers. (Genaro Molina)"

Photo Credit: Genaro Molina

Article: Joel Rubin

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-jails-ice-audit-20171009-story.html

Posted on 09 Oct 2017, 16:21 - Category: news

Reform Rebuild Restore

On August 11, 2017 I held my first campaign fundraiser at El Gallo Grill in East Los Angeles. There I had the opportunity to speak with attendees about the three principles of my campaign: Reform, Rebuild, Restore. If you weren't there, take a moment to view the videos below. I look forward to speaking more on these subjects and to you at my next event. Thanks for watching!

Posted on 15 Sep 2017, 08:16 - Category: news

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