“Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected offices,” said state Senator Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, which was introduced Thursday. “For 139 years, from 1850 to 1989, anyone could run for sheriff and the people could select who they wanted to hold this very powerful and impactful position.”
February 3, 2021
Hutchens was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012 and continued to lead the department while successfully fighting the disease for eight years.
January 6, 2021
Out of the inmates who are classified as medically vulnerable, 59 are in for murder, 39 for attempted murder, and 90 for child molestation and a litany of other crimes, Sheriff Don Barnes said.
December 16, 2020
“I don’t believe as a law enforcement officer you have a right to pick and choose what laws you will enforce,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Wednesday during an Albany-based press conference.
November 19, 2020
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the Board of Supervisors is "interfering with day-to-day operations" of the agency. "They have no business doing that and no legal authority to do that."
November 12, 2020
William "Bill" Null, the man on stage with Sheriff Dar Leaf at an open carry militia rally in May, was arrested in early October in connection with an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
October 12, 2020
The sheriff said if anyone confronts an employee about them not wearing mask, the employee should “politely and professionally tell them I am not required to wear a mask nor will I, per the Order of the Sheriff,” and walk away.
August 12, 2020
"If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility."
July 1, 2020
Sheriff Andy Clark was hit by an SUV about 11:30 p.m. Clark, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene.
June 4, 2020
"It's time to get back opening up our businesses and letting our people do what our normal business activities are," he said. "You know, at the same time they are trying to force me to release real criminals from jail. They want me to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens..."
May 8, 2020