The action follows the release of a photo, in conjunction with the arrest of three Cudahy officials, of a woman in a nightclub wearing a councilman’s badge.
Robert Faturechi and Jeff Gottlieb
July 13, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which has faced criticism for handing out official-looking credentials to civilians with no law enforcement duties, is recalling an estimated 200 badges the department gave to local politicians, according to documents [...]
Credentials belonged to Cudahy councilman accused of taking bribes
Picture released as part of corruption prosecution against city officials
LA County sheriff has since recalled some 200 badges issued to politicians
Department has been handing out badges to politicians since 1986
Brandishing two handguns in a California nightclub, this scantily-clad woman shows off her new acquisition – an official sheriff’s badge proudly displayed on her cleavage.
The image has caused uproar as the badge belongs [...]