- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Supervisors are taking steps to boost patrols after a review found fewer patrol cars in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County than the Sheriff’s Department agreed to provide.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1v5AhUn ) the analysis showed some cases where there were more deputies in high-crime areas on weeknights than on busy weekend nights.

At the Board of Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, Assistant Sheriff Michael Rothans acknowledged there was a problem with weekend staffing, which he said he only learned about recently.

But he said the department had taken recent measures to alter the schedule after a freeze on overtime was lifted in July.

Supervisors agreed to set aside $12.4 million to increase by 67 the number of deputies patrolling unincorporated areas. An additional 56 positions could be added next year.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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