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A screenshot from video by Tammi Collins shot on Friday, August 7, 2020.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has released a statement regarding a recent incident involving deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station – an incident, which was recorded by bystanders, and has since gone viral.

The full statement below:

This interaction between sheriff’s deputies and the community is extremely troubling and disheartening – especially knowing that altercations such as this diminish trust and respect rather than reinforce it among those we are entrusted to serve.

“I encourage Sheriff Alex Villanueva to support transparency and accountability for the community with a thorough investigation of the facts surrounding this case. In addition, I have spoken with Los Angeles County Inspector General Max Huntsman and asked that he share his independent review of the results of the investigation with my office, city leaders and the community.”

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Supervisor Kathryn Barger represents Los Angeles County’s 5th District, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley.

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3 Comments

  1. Linda Gutierrez says:

    I agree with the removal of the sheriff’S because I see more than one and it’s sad that our youngsters are not safe.
    Thank you

  2. Roger says:

    They are trying be politically correct which is an error.
    The first report said one of the calls reported that 2 teens were assaulting a homeless man with their skate boards. So the deputies would assume the teens were the culprits. While they pointed their guns, they didn’t shoot anybody. And the deputies may have prevented the teens from being stabbed.

  3. Susie Evans says:

    WOW I want to know what was told to the deputies while they were responding to the call. Many informants, various descriptions of suspects and victims – officers were probably working on the better safe than sorry attitude. Just a thought and I am not going to jump to conclusions until it is fully investigated and I am not going to Monday morning quarterback the situation.

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