County Supervisors select inspector general to oversee sheriff's department

LOS ANGELES

The board selected Max Huntsman, currently the assistant head deputy of the Public Integrity Division of the L.A. County District Attorney's Office.

Huntsman has held positions in the Justice System Integrity Division and the Special Investigations Division. As a member of the Public Integrity Division he conducted major public corruption investigations against the cities of Bell and Vernon.

The County Board of Supervisors created the position to provide independent oversight and monitoring of sheriff's department operations. The inspector general will review and make policy recommendations to the sheriff's department on issues such as jails, inspections, audits and misconduct investigations.

The Board of Supervisors will formalize the appointment at their weekly meeting on December 3, 2013.

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