This week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is back with us to discuss why he has not shown up at recent hearings of the LA County Civilian Oversight Commission investigating deputy gangs.

He also shares his thoughts about the approved measure that will allow voters to decide whether the LA County Board of Supervisors can remove a sheriff.

Then, Inspector General Max Huntsman offers his take on the sheriff's behavior and what has been happening within the department for decades.

About the Podcast

Southern Californians may be short on time but they are never short on curiosity. Every Friday, Spectrum News 1 political reporter and anchor Alex Cohen gives listeners the important local news and information SoCal needs to know in one fell swoop.

In just about 17 minutes, listeners will get informed on the issues affecting Southern California. Featuring occasional interviews with SoCal newsmakers, “SoCal in 17” is the definitive weekly podcast for those living in and around Los Angeles.​​

Listen and Follow

Apple | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Play | RSS

Get in Touch

Want to ask Alex a question?

In this Episode