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IPFS News Link • California

LA sheriff removed as emergency operations director

•, by Associated Press

The move Tuesday is the latest in a longstanding feud that has escalated amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva has blasted the board's decision, accusing the supervisors of "a silent coup" and "groupthink."

The legislation makes the county's chief executive officer responsible for emergency and disaster operations.

The sheriff retains control over law enforcement activities.

The board unanimously approved the proposal.