Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Democrats adopted a resolution in solidarity with the family on Tuesday the address saved Called for LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign.
@LADemocrats Stand in solidarity with the Guardado family, recognizing the systematic brutality of law enforcement that continues to rock our county. Leadership…begins at the top, and while efforts have been made to improve the police culture in LA, it simply isn’t enough. pic.twitter.com/VId3pRGl25
— Mark J Gonzalez (@MarkJGonzalezLA) June 9, 2021
“Tonight, marking the one-year anniversary of the murder of Andrés Guardado, the Los Angeles Democrats stand in solidarity with the Guardado family, recognizing the systematic brutality of law enforcement,” LACDP President Mark Gonzalez said in a statement. Which shook our county.” . “Leadership and accountability starts at the top, and while efforts have been made to improve police culture in Los Angeles, it simply isn’t enough.
“Sheriff Villanueva has had many opportunities since his election to reign in long-standing problems within his department, which is why tonight, the Los Angeles Democrats are holding him accountable and demanding his resignation. doing,” he continued. “Failure to lead in Los Angeles is failure to serve Los Angeles. We will continue to hold accountable those who fail to fulfill their obligations.”
In response to the vote, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement that said, in part:
“Today, Sheriff Alex Villanueva started solving” The Homeless Problem on the Venice Boardwalk, while together Is conducting the largest illegal drug bust operation in the history of the department. Also today, the violent crime rate has nearly doubled, yet for some strange reason the radical left-wing activist mob decided it was a good move to protect the police. The LACDP calling for the sheriff’s resignation is part of this radical agenda, proof that he has been taken too far, and a distraction. “
The statement added that Villanueva “will continue to focus on public safety, creating solutions and serving our community.”
Late last year, the LA County Board of Supervisors Voted to consider his options to remove Villanueva Instead of leaving their fate in the hands of voters, and the LA County Civilian Oversight Commission unanimously approved a motion for the immediate resignation of the sheriff.
And last summer, as a direct response to an investigation into the shooting death of Guardado by an LASD deputy, Unite Here Local 11, Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles, the ACLU of Southern California and other groups also demanded his resignation from office..
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