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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to provide strong, independent and effective oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and to ensure transparent, accountable and constitutional policing for the County of Los Angeles.

The Office of Inspector General was created by ordinance in 2014.  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors created the Office of Inspector General to provide independent and comprehensive oversight and monitoring of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and its jail facilities.  The Inspector General reports directly to the Board of Supervisors and makes regular reports to the Board on the Sheriff's Department's operations. Reports to the Board of Supervisors are public reports, except to the extent they relate to confidential personnel or otherwise privileged matters.

On December 15, 2015, the Board of Supervisors made history when the Board authorized the Inspector General to sign a Memorandum of Agreement to Share and Protect Confidential LASD Information.  The agreement allows for unprecedented access by the Inspector General to confidential LASD records, information and meetings.  This access enables the Inspector General to provide aggressive and effective civilian oversight of the Sheriff's Department while protecting from disclosure confidential personnel and privileged information.

In February of 2016, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission held its first meeting.  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 see their website here and to come to their monthly meetings!

 

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The Office of Inspector General has just released its Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Unmanned Aircraft System Evaluation, available by clicking on the link.

The Office of Inspector General has released its latest report on Reform and Oversight Efforts: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - April 2017. This report is available for your review. 

About Office of the 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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