A search warrant was served Wednesday morning on the Santa Monica dwelling of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
Sky 2 was over the scene and noticed Kuehl strolling round in black lounge pants and shirt. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies served the warrant.
A consultant for Kuehl mentioned they had been shocked by the search warrant, and it isn’t clear but why it was served.
Kuehl, who has clashed repeatedly with Sheriff Alex Villanueva and referred to as for his resignation, mentioned she was escorted from her Santa Monica at round 7 a.m. She mentioned she was alone on the time.
“So that is all bogus and harassment and albeit, I’ve to say I am fairly good for an 81 12 months outdated,” Kuehl mentioned. “However to be waken from sleep whenever you’re 5 toes tall and also you’re 81 and there is a dozen clanking deputies — it shakes you.”
In a press release, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division confirmed that detectives from its Public Corruption Unit served search warrants at Kuehl’s dwelling, and the house of Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commissioner Patricia “Patti” Giggans, Places of work on the Los Angeles County Corridor of Administration, Peace Over Violence headquarters, and LA Metro headquarters had been additionally searched.
The probe was targeted on a contract awarded by Metro to the Peace Over Violence group for the operation of a sexual-harassment hotline, in accordance with Kuehl. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Kuehl sits on Metro’s Board of Administrators.
Kuehl says the investigation was launched after a disgruntled former Metro worker at Metro who grew to become obsessive about a contract with Peace Over Violence associated to sexual harassment. She had claimed the supervisor had one thing to do with the contract, which Kuehl mentioned was false.
Kuehl mentioned she was notified by an legal professional for the county Tuesday evening that the sheriff’s division was planning to indicate up at her dwelling Wednesday morning.
The Board of Supervisors and the sheriff have clashed ever since he was elected, and he’s dealing with reelection in November. Kuehl claims that is retaliation for her criticism.
“So it is sort of just like the sheriff has sworn to get his enemies, he mentioned he is gonna open an investigation into everyone. A prison investigation into Max [Huntsman], you realize, our inspector basic, which he by no means did, prison investigation into these of us who’ve been crucial of him on the board, which he by no means did. There is no investigation,” Kuehl mentioned.
Villanueva has not commented on Kuehl’s statements.
Sheriff’s officers say the investigation has been shared with an unspecified federal company, and “they proceed to observe.”
No additional remark was given in regards to the case, and sheriff’s officers say it stays an energetic investigation.
A replica of the search warrant was launched by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division, and it says Villanueva has recused himself from the investigation.