Orange County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jonathan Larson testified at a court hearing Thursday that he recalled continuous use of the Special Handling log, daily notes kept by jail deputies, during his year in the Special Handling unit, the same year there is an unexplained six-month gap in the log.
An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) study determined the sheriff’s department fails to meet physical security, medical and mental health care standards inside Orange County jails, an assertion Sheriff Sandra Hutchens called “inaccurate or purposely distorted.”
The 13-year-old Anaheim resident involved in a physical struggle with off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer Kevin Ferguson in February has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Anaheim and LAPD.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a county coroner’s contract to provide training across California despite the department misidentifying a homeless man’s body in May, resulting in a family unknowingly holding a funeral for a stranger.
Legislation that is jointly authored by Orange County Assemblymembers Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) and William Brough (R – Dana Point), has passed both houses of the State Legislature and is now at the desk of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
In response to the OC Board of Supervisors approval of the 2017-2018 County Budget, Orange County Young Democrats Chair Danielle Serbin issued the following statement: “Yesterday, the all-Republican Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an annual budget that ignores the needs of Orange County’s most vulnerable residents.
Mulholland argues that Democrats should focus on issues not personal agendas. He suggests that it might be appropriate to direct some anger at Bernie Sanders and his failure to implement important policies.