Villanueva says criminal investigation underway into leaked use-of-force video

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Tuesday announced the department has launched a criminal investigation into how the media obtained a use-of-force video that showed a LASD deputy kneeling on a handcuffed inmate’s head.

During a press conference, Villanueva shared photos of the three individuals in connection with the investigation – his political opponent Eli Vera, Inspector General Max Huntsman, and Los Angeles Times reporter Alene Tcheckmedyian.

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