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The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote constitutional policing and the fair and impartial administration of justice.

  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 Office of Inspector General's reports to the Board of Supervisors are public reports.

In January of 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to implement the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission. The commissioners of this historic body are drawn from many disciplines, faiths, and backgrounds. They meet together monthly to hear public input and make recommendations to the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors on critical issues. The Office of Inspector General is honored to work closely with the commission. We invite you to visit their website here and to come to their monthly meetings!

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The law authorizing the Office of Inspector General was changed effective February 27, 2020, and is now in effect. Here is a link to the new statute:

Los Angeles County Code of Ordinances, section 6.44.190

Earlier Office of Inspector General reports and correspondence may be found on our Reports page.

About the Office of Inspector General

In 2013, the Board appointed public corruption prosecutor Max Huntsman to serve as the county’s first inspector general. He began his public service in 1991 with the District Attorney’s Office immediately after graduating from Yale Law School. At the D.A.’s office he investigated and prosecuted political corruption scandals in Los Angeles, Vernon, and Bell, as well as police misconduct in Inglewood, and was designated a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Huntsman advocates for transparency and accountability in government, constitutional policing, and professionalism in public service. Under his supervision, the Office of Inspector General has spearheaded efforts to fight the influence of secret gang-like organizations in the Sheriff’s Department and issued reports recommending reforms in county mental health care, medical care in jails, and oversight of skilled nursing homes.

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Los Angeles, CA 90012.


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