| Nov 17, 2013
How can anyone go wrong criticizing Los Angeles County government? It's big, bulky and slow. Many of its data systems are locked in an outmoded paper-and-pushcart world, gumming up communication among offices and denying competent service to a large chunk...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has for years tried to reduce jail overcrowding and the early release of inmates by placing low-level offenders into home detention and work-release programs.
But these programs have largely failed to make a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:22 AM
A shooting near Hollywood Park in Inglewood has left one suspect dead and two sheriff's deputies injured, officials said early Tuesday.
The shooting occurred at about 12:01 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Century Boulevard after a routine traffic stop,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
The chief attorney for the county's Office of Independent Review is raising questions about why a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was allowed back on patrol after his sixth officer-involved shooting.
After a few months back on patrol, Deputy Anthony...
| Sep 24, 2013
Next month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to create a permanent citizen review board to oversee the embattled Sheriff's Department. It's a tempting idea, given that the department is plagued by allegations of inmate...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is being criticized for pitching a dietary supplement for a company that contributed to his campaign.
Videos posted online showed Baca boosting health products from a company called YOR Health. That same company...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Sheriff Lee Baca, his spokesman says, wouldn't have been so enthusiastic about the nutritional supplements he was pitching if he'd known the promotional video would be seen by the public. That backward mea culpa is just as poorly thought out as the Los...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:30 AM
If Los Angeles County government were a criminal offender, The Times wrote Tuesday in an editorial, corrections officials would say it is in need of a short and swift punishment to get its attention, refocus on reality and consider its options for change....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates of an immigration policy overhaul are continuing their push for an anti-deportation measure known as the Trust Act as they wait to see if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the proposal into law.
Around two dozen protesters with signs and...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A special commission to review Los Angeles County’s child protection system convened for the first time on Aug. 1 — and then promptly vanished from the headlines. Whatever happened to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection?
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed to pay $722,000 to settle a civil lawsuit filed by a former jail inmate who said Sheriff Lee Baca showed "deliberate indifference" to dangerous conditions in the county jails.
Dion Starr, 44, said he was stabbed...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 2010 hiring of dozens of officers with histories of serious misconduct should be one of the first things the agency’s incoming inspector general examines, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said Monday....