LA County Sheriff's Official Resigns Amid Racist Email Controversy
Tom Angel forwarded the emails from his work account during his time at the Burbank Police Department.By Katie Link | May 1, 2016
A top official with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has resigned after his name was tied to a series of racially insensitive emails.
Tom Angel served as the chief of staff for the department, but it was emails he forwarded at his last job — as assistant chief of the Burbank Police Department — that landed him in hot water.
The emails were forwarded from his work account in 2012 and 2013. The Los Angeles Times obtained copies of those emails, which contain derogatory jokes about Muslims, blacks, Latinos and others.