Vivian Villanueva holds sway in L.A. sheriff’s department, staff say

The sheriff’s wife, a former deputy, has carved out an influential role within her husband’s inner circle, officials in the department said.

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Humanidado
Humanidado
74 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I love how openly corrupt and criminal the LASD is. Really makes our simulation more interesting. The police gangs are the stuff of comic books. Can’t wait to find out what evil Villanueva is cooking up next week.

LJ_909
LJ_909
60 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Where the fuck is Internal Affiars?

In interviews, more than 20 current and former Sheriff’s officials, including many who asked to remain anonymous because they feared retaliation, said Villanueva exerts real influence within the department. Her involvement has pulled Sheriff Villanueva into low-level matters better suited for his subordinates to handle, they said, while also tipping the scales on more important issues including promotions and transfers.
Because she has no official position and operates outside the normal channels of authority, it is difficult to assess exactly how much sway Villanueva holds in the department. But several sheriff’s officials said the sheriff’s wife — a former deputy who retired four years ago — is widely viewed as a power broker who can open doors to advancement.

Bobaman007
Bobaman007
37 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I had dreams of joining the LASD once, I passed the written exam, passed the physical exam, and eventually got assigned a background investigator. He disqualified me because I shared with him one year I went on a work trip one night where I became so intoxicated I had to be admitted into the hospital with alcohol poisoning. He had asked if there were ever any instances of public intoxication in my records and I said nothing official but I shared with him that one time occurrence (didn’t want to lie, especially if I were to become a sheriff). He disqualified me due to character concerns, I’ve never been arrested, never gotten any sort of speeding/​parking ticket, never tried any drugs besides marijuana only three times all of which were when I was in middle school. I was 2.5 years out of college with a bachelors degree and was as clean as a whistle and they were concerned of my character. Knowing now about how the sheriffs department operates with so much corruption, man am I glad I never got in. There’s just so much corruption rooted there and I would have been so naive to it all it may have corrupt me or worse, probably kill me if I didn’t succumb to it all (the sheriff gangs, lying, & police brutality). Best thing to do is blow the whole department up & start from scratch overseen by internal affairs or the DOJ/​Feds.