LA County's Troubled Probation Department Gets a New Chief

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Los Angeles County Supervisors voteed today to appoint Stanislaus County Probation Chief Jerry Powers to take over their embattled Probation Department. The department faces pressure because of a new state law that shifts parolees and nonviolent felons from state to county probation supervision. Staff writer Garrett Therolf, who covers the county for the Los Angeles Times, has an update.