Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Los Angeles "District attorney investigating [Sheriff] Villanueva after deputies were asked to donate to campaign"


State law prohibits an employee of a local agency from directly or indirectly soliciting political contributions from an “officer or employee of that agency, or from a person on an employment list of that agency, with knowledge that the person from whom the contribution is solicited is an officer or employee of that agency.” The Sheriff’s Department has a similar policy barring such solicitations.


Asked how the sheriff’s campaign was able to target deputies specifically with the video message, Villanueva’s campaign manager ... said: “I got skills.” He refused to elaborate.


The video has also led to an allegation of antisemitism against Villanueva.

In the video, he told deputies the union has left “me to the fate of fighting George Soros and Jeff Katzenberg all by myself.”