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

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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.