L.A. County’s Ex-CEO Says Sheriff Put Her Life in Danger. Taxpayers Will Now Foot the Bill.

The feud between Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and former County Executive Officer Sachi Hamai has cost taxpayers $1.5 million. Part of that money will go toward full-time security for Ms. Hamai, who says members of the public have threatened her safety due to repeated attacks against her by the sheriff.

“He lied to the press saying she denied first responders their salaries while quarantined,” Hamai’s attorney Skip Miller wrote in a letter to the Board of Supervisors. “Incited by the Sheriff, individuals threatened to post her home address and suggested she be harmed.”

The Board settled with Hamai’s attorney on Aug. 10. The former CEO has agreed not to sue the county.

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