Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is writing off the federal investigation into racial discrimination in the Antelope Valley as “overkill” and “grandstanding”.
“It’s overkill for the Department of Justice to launch an independent investigation while the Sheriff, along with the Office of Independent Review and the Community Development Commission are days away from concluding their own investigation,” said Antonovich. “Inquiries should be based on compelling evidence and facts, not grandstanding.”
Antonovich continued: “Allegations of racial discrimination are absurd when 86% of the Section 8 recipients in Lancaster and Palmdale are comprised of minorities. Political pressure to eliminate investigators assigned to the Antelope Valley will have a devastating effect on the County’s ability to root out fraud with only three investigators countywide,” said Antonovich. “Meanwhile, over 200,000 eligible families and seniors remain on the County’s Section 8 waiting list.”