Los Angeles County Manager Sheila Kuehl had her house searched through government in a mulit-property warrant hooked up to a public corruption investigation.
Each the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. (LASD) and federal businesses served the warrant on Kuehl’s Santa Monica house at round 7 a.m., Wednesday, in addition to the house of LA County Civilian Oversight Commissioner Patti Giggans, the L.A. County Corridor of Management, the Peace Over Violence Headquarters, and L.A. Metro Headquarters.
The warrant allowed officers to go looking any of Kuehl’s rooms, attics, safes, garages, garage rooms, cars on or close by the valuables, out-buildings or even trash packing containers.
LASD launched a observation at the raids, pronouncing they have been a part of an ongoing public corruption investigation.
“Lately, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division Public Corruption Unit served seek warrants at a couple of places in reference to an ongoing public corruption investigation,” LASD mentioned in a observation. “The ones places integrated the houses of Los Angeles County Manager Sheila Kuehl and Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commissioner Patricia ‘Patti’ Giggans. Additionally searched have been workplaces positioned at: Los Angeles County Corridor of Management, Peace Over Violence Headquarters, and LA Metro Headquarters. The investigation has been shared with a federal company they usually proceed to watch.”
Los Angeles Town Councilman Mike Bonin commented at the raids, calling them a “politically motivated with hunt” led through Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
“Sheila Kuehl is a public authentic of the best possible integrity and of outstanding accomplishment,” Bonin mentioned. “Alex Villanueva runs a division infamous for violence, scandal and civil rights violations. He’s petrified of civilian oversight, defies civilian oversight and is abusing his energy to get revenge on those that workout civilian oversight.”
Villanueva has had a number of battles with the supervisors, maximum just lately with the governing frame making an attempt to realize the facility to take away sheriffs, however it’s not transparent if Villanueva is concerned within the investigation.
L.A. Weekly reached out to Kuehl representatives and a observation at the seek used to be now not readily to be had.
In an on-location interview with KTTV, Kuehl referred to as the investigation “bogus,” and attributed it to a perhaps “disgruntled” former Metro worker who in the past accused the manager of getting wisdom of a no-bid contract value as much as $494,000, falling simply wanting the $500,000 threshold for a Metro vote.
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