The sheriff’s union in Riverside County, Calif. sued their sheriff, claiming he ordered officers in a substation to wear body cameras without consulting it.
The Riverside County Sheriffs’ Association sued the county, its Board of Supervisors and Sheriff-Coroner Stanley Sniff on Tuesday in Superior Court.
The sprawling, 7,208 square-mile county of 2.2 million people just north of San Diego is the fourth-largest by population in California, and the 11th largest in the United States.
The sheriff on May 16 ordered all deputies in the Jurupa Valley Station to wear body cameras, according to the lawsuit. Jurupa Valley, pop. 97,500, is just north of the county seat Riverside, and south of Fontana.