Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Measure R’s Comprehensive Public Safety Reinvestment Plan

2020-11-10T13:39:41-08:00November 10th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the Civilian Oversight Commission’s Measure R Ad-Hoc Committee to report back by December 8, 2020 with what resources it needs to complete the draft of the Comprehensive Public Safety Reinvestment Plan. The [...]

Ratification of Assembly Bill (AB) 1185 on Sheriff Oversight in Los Angeles County at Supervisor Solis’ Direction

2020-11-10T13:27:38-08:00November 10th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Supervisors today approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, ratifying Assembly Bill (AB) 1185 on sheriff oversight in Los Angeles County. “The Board and I have continued to prioritize sheriff transparency and accountability because oversight should not be [...]

Los Angeles County on the Right Side of Criminal Justice Reforms

2020-11-10T10:54:23-08:00November 9th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after voters resoundingly decided to reimagine our criminal justice system by passing Measure J, the Los Angeles County Charter Amendment which will guarantee locally generated, flexible revenue directly into community and alternatives to incarceration; passing Proposition 17, which will amend the [...]

LA County to Support ‘I Am Vanessa Guillén Act of 2020’ Through Action by Supervisor Solis

2020-09-29T12:17:09-07:00September 29th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion directing LA County to support the I Am Vanessa Guillén Act of 2020, which would reform how the military addresses sexual assault, sexual harassment and missing service members: “Twenty-two year old U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa [...]

LA County to Support Prop 17 to Give People on Parole the Right to Vote

2020-09-15T12:53:11-07:00September 15th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

California’s Constitution currently denies people on parole for felony convictions the right to vote until they served their sentence and their parole is over. On average, that could be up to at least three years after their release date. To remove this barrier to voting, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by [...]

LA County to End Transfers to ICE without a Judicial Warrant

2020-09-01T14:20:18-07:00September 1st, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Signaling the County’s resolve to continue to protect immigrants, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, prohibiting the use of County resources in transferring people to ICE custody without a judicial warrant. “It is the right time to end [...]

LA County to Explore Restoring Funding for the Office of Public Defender

2020-07-21T12:53:04-07:00July 21st, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the follow statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County to identify funding to avoid potential layoffs and other personnel reductions in the Office of the Public Defender: “The services the Office of the Public Defender provides to their clients, most of whom [...]

LA County Presses for Timely Release of Evidence in All Shootings Involving Sheriff’s Deputies

2020-07-07T13:31:55-07:00July 7th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion requesting the Sheriff’s Department’s compliance with the timely release of evidence pertaining to deputy-involved shooting cases: “LA County has been facing an epidemic for years: systemic violence, brutality, and racism at the hands of law enforcement [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on AB 1185

2020-07-07T12:21:34-07:00July 7th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County’s legislative advocates in Sacramento to support AB 1185, which would authorize California counties to establish a sheriff oversight board: “LA County recognizes the need for sheriff accountability and transparency. Though the Civilian Oversight [...]

LA County Moves Ahead with Restorative Care Villages to Promote ‘Care First, Jail Last’ Approach

2020-07-10T18:13:09-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In a significant step towards a ‘care first, jail last’ approach to community health and public safety, today the Board of Supervisors approved two separate, but related Board motions, both authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, that would initiate a plan to close Men’s Central Jail within the year and fast track [...]