Public Safety Commissioner Nika Soon-Shiong continued her crusade against the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in a piece she authored for the blog knock-la.com titled Enough Audits. Contract Cities Are Paying More for Less LASD Service.
“The largest sheriff’s department in the world is price gouging 42 cities,” she begins in the article published Thursday, based largely on data she herself commissioned and presented to the Public Safety Commission.
The privately researched report influenced the commission’s much-maligned decision to recommend slashing the number of Sheriff’s deputies from the city budget, sparking significant public backlash.
“The LASD fears what will happen when we see the bigger story of their complete data,” she claims. “There is no correlation between crime reduction and law enforcement spending. “
“There is no time to wait for an additional fiscal audit, as cities will finalize their service agreements in June,” she says. WeHo’s City Council has explicitly shown support for regular audits of the Sheriff’s Department and other public safety agencies its contracts. June is also when voters will choose whether or not to re-elect the sheriff.
Read the full article here: https://knock-la.com/lasd-west-hollywood-overcharge-contract-public-safety/