LA County Supervisors Approve Proposal Enabling Removal Of Sheriff

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which has repeatedly clashed with Sheriff Alex Villanueva on a variety of topics, directed its attorneys Tuesday to draft a proposed ballot measure that would give the panel power to remove an elected sheriff from office for cause.

The issue will still need to return to the board for final passage before it goes before voters in November. The proposal was passed Tuesday on a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Kathryn Barger casting the lone dissenting vote.

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