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Two courts have temporarily stopped the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from providing prosecutors with a master list of deputies who were accused of dishonesty, domestic violence, or other misconduct.
KFI NEWS reported in December the Sheriff’s Department had sent letters to several hundred deputies warning them their names could be furnished to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office and that they could be transferred away from assignments that could put them in front of juries.
The deputies union, the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, sued, and in January a Los Angeles Superior Court judge limited disclosure of names to individual deputies called to testify in specific cases.
ALADS appealed, and according to state appellate court records, a stay was issued last week that temporarily stops the Sheriff’s Department from turning over any names, even on a case by case basis.
— Eric Leonard (@LeonardFiles)