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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
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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Recent Items of Interest

 
  • The Office of Inspector General has released our report tracking the Department's handling of administrative investigations. That report may be accessed by clicking on this link.
  • The Office of Inspector General's Report Back on Implementing Body-Worn Cameras in Los Angeles County may now be viewed by clicking on the link.
  • The law authorizing the Office of Inspector General has been changed 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

Max Huntsman, Inspector General, is a seasoned County employee with more than 22 years of progressively responsible experience working for the Office of the District Attorney. As a Deputy District Attorney he is most known for anti-corruption efforts and has conducted investigations and prosecutions of numerous local county and city officials. He spent several years cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney conducting “pay-to-play” investigations of the City of Los Angeles which resulted in federal and state prosecutions and was followed by a change in administration. Mr. Huntsman has also tried a variety of crimes up to and including murder and spent many years prosecuting white collar crime. Mr. Huntsman was selected in 2013 to become the County of Los Angeles’s very first Inspector General.

Mr. Huntsman graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1991, Mr. Huntsman earned a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School and is currently a member of the State Bar of California.

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500 West Temple Street, Suite 383
Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Phone

(Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm PT)
please call (213) 974-6100

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