Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


LA County Sheriff's Asked to Police Obama Inauguration

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

At the cost of $1.6 million, Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department has asked the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department send 340 sheriff's deputies to the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama next month. It's a nice honor, but in this recession, LA County Board of Supervisors are not happy, especially since the reimbursement may be a million dollars short. "A report presented today at the Board of Supervisors meeting estimated that only about $630,000 of the cost would be recouped," found the LA Times.