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Florida Sheriff Orders Deputies to Stop Wearing COVID Masks

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.

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Los Angeles County Leaders Vote to Create Plan for Closing Main Jail

"(These) are dangerous, dangerous offenders that will be released back into our communities. It's unacceptable," said Patricia Wenskunas, founder of Crime Survivors, an organization that represents crime victims and their families. Sheriff Alex Villaneuva has also expressed disapproval with the plan.

Florida Sheriff Warns Rioters That He Will Deputize Gun Owners If Necessary to Keep Peace

"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."

Missouri Sheriff Killed in Crash While Responding to Help Deputy

Sheriff Andy Clark was hit by an SUV about 11:30 p.m. Clark, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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..."

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.

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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.