Deputy District Attorney Amy Pellman Pentz files whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against Los Angeles, alleging DA George Gascon meddled in sheriff election race.
The lawsuit names Los Angeles County in addition to dozens of unnamed officials. Michael Ruiz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter: @mikerreports
Central to the issue was a use-of-force case that involved a Los Angeles sheriff's deputy who was shown on video as he kneeled on an inmate's neck, according to the lawsuit. Although investigators cleared deputies of wrongdoing in the incident in June 2022, Gascon is accused of concealing their innocence until after Villanueva, a vocal critic of his controversial policies, lost the election months later.