Vaccine mandate puts LA County at risk of mass police ‘exodus’: Sheriff

Los Angeles may face a “mass exodus” among law enforcement officials due to its vaccine mandate, according to a letter from Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

The sheriff stands to lose up to 44% of his force if he enforces the vaccine mandate, he suggested in his letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Such a rapid decrease in the number of law enforcement officials poses a severe risk to public safety, Villanueva said.