L.A. County Officials Move to Restrain Sheriff’s Dept. Spending Amid $63.4 Million Deficit

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors planned to vote Tuesday on a plan to help mitigate the Sheriff Department’s deficit of $63,400,000 by reducing Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s spending power.

Deputy overtime largely contributed to the excess, according to the Los Angeles Times. Now, the Board of Supervisors is considering implementing a hiring freeze, among other steps.

Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 News on Oct. 1, 2019.

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