LA County Sheriff, sworn to uphold the law, vows to violate County vaccine mandate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he will refuse County orders to compel department employees to get vaccinated against Covid.

Villanueva told viewers on a live Facebook press conference that he won't fire anyone who won't get the shot.

"No, I am not forcing anyone," he said, "The issue has become so politicized there are entire groups of employees that are willing to be fired and laid off rather than get vaccinated. I don't want to be in a position to lose 5 to 10% of my workforce overnight on a vaccine mandate."