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.