What impact on public safety?
Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding her opposition to item 22 to "Depopulate and Decarcerate the Los Angeles County Jails" on the Board of Supervisors Agenda at the April 4 meeting:
“This board has taken steps to divert people from our jails safely, but Men’s Central Jail continues to be overcrowded and dangerous for both our inmates and our deputies. That being said, I have concerns with this proposal and its potential impact on public safety, and I cannot support it. Any plan to reduce the population of our jails needs to be decided in partnership with law enforcement, our deputy district attorneys, and our courts. I understand that my colleague plans to pull this item from the agenda and I think that is the right decision.”