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County Supervisors select inspector general to oversee sheriff's department

November 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced the selection of the first inspector general of the county to provide independent oversight of sheriff's department operations.

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.