Sheriff’s Department Serves Search Warrant at Home of LA County Supervisor Kuehl

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl has been a vocal critic of LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and several of his policies.

Sheila Kuehl responds after a search warrant is served at her Santa Monica home. Annette Arreola reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022.

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant Wednesday morning at the Santa Monica home of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who has been a vocal critic of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and many of his policies.

A description of what was being sought was not immediately available.

LASD detectives also were seeking records or items from several other locations, including Kuehl’s office in downtown LA and offices at the MTA, the county’s transit agency, the officials confirmed. Reached early Wednesday, MTA director of public relations Joni Honor said she was unaware of any law enforcement activity and has not been notified that any of its offices were being searched.

Kuehl said she was sleeping early Wednesday when she heard loud banging at her door. She said she was informed by county counsel Tuesday night that there was a planned search of her house.

“I have never seen so many deputies all in one place,” Kuehl said. “It’s just me.”