Seems to me that the voters of OC elected the sheriff to protect them. If the State AG sends State Police to arrest him, they should find the OC sheriff surrounded by [literally] hundreds of citizens.
In California the role of the state police is carried out by the California Highway Patrol.
If the CHP is told to go arrest the OC Sheriff then they’ll send a SWAT team and go after her in full combat gear. Because that’s what they do.
The issue will hinge on whether or not the OCSD officers are willing to be fired upon by CHP or if they’re willing to fire upon the CHP in order to protect their boss.
Pass the popcorn, please.