LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva on his mistakes and what’s next

Sheriff Villanueva in an interview with KCRW at his office at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles, on March 21, 2019. Photo by Andrew Weilert/KCRW

It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as sheriff of LA County. He campaigned on a message of “reform, rebuild and restore.” But Villanueva has become the most controversial elected official in LA County because of his decisions, which include sacking the department’s top command staff.