About the OIG
The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to promote transparency, constitutional policing, and the fair and impartial administration of justice.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was created by ordinance 6.44.190 in 2014, as part of the Board of Supervisors' duty to supervise the official conduct of County officers under Government Code section 25303. The purpose of the Office is to promote constitutional policing and the fair and impartial administration of justice, and to facilitate the Board of Supervisors' responsibility. The OIG shall provide independent and comprehensive oversight, monitoring of, and reporting about the Sheriff's Department and Probation Department (collectively, the Departments), and serve as the investigative arm of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission and Probation Oversight Commission. The Inspector General serves as special counsel to the Board of Supervisors, the Civilian Oversight Commission, and the Probation Oversight Commission.
The 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.