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California Sheriff Says He Won't Enforce "Stay-at-Home" Orders

"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..."

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California Sheriff Rescinds Order to Close Gun Stores as Non-Essential Businesses

Villanueva’s calls for gun shop closures contradicted with a statement issued by the top lawyer for the county, which said that neither L.A. county’s stay-at-home order or the executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom specifically mentioned gun shops.

Los Angeles County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Slow Coronavirus in Jails

For almost two weeks, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he was looking for as many inmates as possible to safely release. On Tuesday, he said the number so far was 1,700 inmates, or about 10% of the county’s entire jail population.

Alabama Sheriff Seeking Trial Delay Claims to Have Contracted Coronavirus

Attorneys for an embattled Alabama sheriff—who is currently facing felony theft charges—falsely claimed in court documents that he was being tested for COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca Begins Jail Term in Texas

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has reported to a Texas prison to begin a three-year prison term.

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Likely to be Headed to Jail

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, opening the door for the disgraced ex-lawman to be remanded to one of the jails he once oversaw.

Alabama Sheriff Amends Policy, Allowing Deputies to Drive to Church in Patrol Vehicles

Sheriff Rick Singleton has amended the policy of the Lauderdale County (AL) Sheriff's Office regarding off-duty use of agency vehicles, now allowing deputies to drive to church in their squad cars.

How Citizen Volunteers and Reserve Officers Can Strengthen Policing

A well-managed reserve officer program can enhance an agency's ability to serve the community and to better connect with the community—the key words being "well-managed."

Alabama Sheriff Shot and Killed While Responding to Trespassing Call

The Lowndes County (AL) Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. after he was shot and killed while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a convenience store on Saturday night.

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Florida Sheriff Defends "In God We Trust" Decals on Patrol Vehicles

The Sheriff of the Brevard County Sheriff's Department in Florida took to social media to defend his decision to place "In God We Trust" decals on the patrol vehicles in the agency's fleet as aging vehicles are replaced with new ones.