AP NEWS—LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff says he will not enforce the county's vaccine mandate in his agency. Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who oversees the largest sheriff's department in the county with roughly 18,000 employees, said Thursday in a Facebook Live event that he does not plan to carry out the county's mandate, under which Los Angeles County employees had to be fully vaccinated by Oct.
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva Says He Won’t Enforce County’s Covid Vaccine Mandate Among His Deputies. On the eve of an order from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that all county employees get vaccinated against Covid-19, Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would not enforce the rule in his department. “This issue has become so politicized, there are entire groups of employees that are willing to be fired [