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LASO Deputy Ordered to Relinquish Badge and Gun

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A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy fired in 2016 after allegations of domestic violence against a fellow deputy surfaced, was ordered to turn in his badge and gun after being reinstated in November.

Caren Carl Mandoyan looks on during L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s swearing-in ceremony in Dec. 2018. (Credit: Mel Melcon / LA Times)

Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan, fired by Sheriff Jim McDonnell in 2016 for allegedly grabbing a fellow deputy by the neck, for attempting to break-and-enter her residence, and for texting harassing messages was reinstated as a deputy after Sheriff Alex Villanueva won the election in November.

Mandoyan, assigned to Sheriff Villanueva as a campaign aid, was advised by Auditor-Controller Naimo that he would no longer be paid, as County Officials moved to undo the controversial decision.

“Your reinstatement was unlawful,” a Feb. 28 letter stated.

Los Angeles County Officials are taking steps to undo the controversial Sheriff Villanueva decision to have Mandoyan sworn back in as a deputy.
Read the full story on LATimes. com.

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