4th Sheriff’s Respectable Claims Villanueva Tried To Duvet Up Leaked Video

Every other Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division respectable claims Alex Villanueva tried to hide up an interior video the place a deputy kneeled on an inmate’s neck.

Former Captain Angela Walton mentioned she was once requested to record a false memo in reference to the cover-up. After refusing, Walton was once allegedly demoted.

“Respondents subjected Claimant to an adversarial employment motion by way of taking out and demoting her from her present unit of project on April 18, 2022 in retaliation for her safe whistleblowing actions, together with, however no longer restricted to, refusing to take part in Sheriff Villanueva’s fraudulent kneeling video timeline,” the lawsuit from Walton mentioned. “Different in a similar way located LASD officers were allowed to stay their jobs whilst on depart comparable to Claimant, comparable to Commander Josie Woolum who has in large part been out of labor injured for the previous six months with no need her tasks, tasks, and subordinates got rid of from her.”

Like previous claims, Walton alleges Villanueva knew in regards to the video’s lifestyles in spite of his insistence that he was once no longer made mindful till 8 months after the incident.

Her declare is very similar to claims made by way of former LASD Leader Lajuana Haselrig, former LASD Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon, and previous LASD Commander Allen Castellano.

“This simply helps to keep getting worse,” Los Angeles County Manager Janice Hahn mentioned after the second one declare in opposition to Villanueva. “It sort of feels the Sheriff did see the video of his deputies kneeling on a handcuffed guy’s neck quickly after it came about, attempted to hide it up, retaliated in opposition to his personal staff, and intimidated a reporter who introduced the reality to mild.”

The video was once leaked to the Los Angeles Occasions, as they reported at the incident on March 25. Just about a month later, Sheriff Villanueva held a press convention concerning the incident investigation and the leaked video investigation.

In his April 26 press convention, Villanueva mentioned the claims in opposition to him have been being made by way of a disgruntled worker and alluded to Los Angeles Occasions reporter Alene Tchekmedyian most likely being attached to the investigation of the leaked video.

“We don’t have time for this interior, ‘Let me see if we will blow up the Sheriff’s in some way,’ nonsense,” Villanueva mentioned all through the clicking briefing. “We have now severe problems to deal with available in the market… on best of that we’ve got this circus that’s fully orchestrated for political functions, most effective.”

Updated: May 13, 2022 — 3:36 am