Los Angeles County Sheriff Concedes Re-Election Race; Slams Local Media, Political Establishment

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 19: Chicago police officers patrol downtown as the city celebrates the Chicago Sky's WNBA title on October 19, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has started to place police officers on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with the city's requirements that they report their COVID-19 vaccination status. Only about 65 percent of the city's police have complied with the order. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “I want to wish the incoming sheriff well,” Villanueva said during a news conference.
  • “The safety of the community depends on him succeeding. The welfare of every single person in the department depends on him succeeding.”
  • “All of this, the whole thing on the deputy gangs, was literally a campaign strategy,” Villanueva said. “My four years in office, I can tell you this all four years, we achieved something very important because if you treat the county government like it is — a corrupt criminal enterprise — we pushed back and opened the window into the corruption of the county.”

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