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  • Sheriff Baca spokesman disputes verdict in jail abuse case

    Sheriff Baca spokesman disputes verdict in jail abuse case
    A federal jury made a mistake this week when it found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate, a department official said. "We respect juries, but they made a mistake," department spokesman Steve Whitmore said....
  • Another misstep on L.A. jails

     Another misstep on L.A. jails
    Less than a month ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to spend $75 million to send 500 long-term inmates to a Kern County facility in an effort to ease jail overcrowding. Now, citing legal concerns, the board seems inclined to pull...
  • Inmates avoided home detention program by claiming to be homeless

    Inmates avoided home detention program by claiming to be homeless
    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...
  • Deputy-involved shooting in Inglewood leaves one man dead

    Deputy-involved shooting in Inglewood leaves one man dead
    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,...
  • 18 current, former L.A. County sheriff's deputies face federal charges

    18 current, former L.A. County sheriff's deputies face federal charges
    Federal authorities announced charges Monday against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of beating jail inmates and visitors, trying to intimidate an FBI agent and other crimes following an investigation of corruption...
  • County leader calls for more oversight of L.A. Sheriff's Department

    County leader calls for more oversight of L.A. Sheriff's Department
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas called for the county to take a greater oversight role over the Sheriff’s Department in the wake of Monday’s indictment of 18 former and current deputies on charges of abusing inmates and jail...
  • Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear

    Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear
    Only hours after FBI agents swept up 18 deputies and supervisors in a jail abuse and corruption case, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was being lauded at a $1,500-a-head downtown campaign fundraiser co-hosted by a former governor and a former L.A....
  • Bad timing for Sheriff Baca's fundraiser

    Bad timing for Sheriff Baca's fundraiser
    When I got to the fundraiser Monday night for L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, I was told the press was not welcome. Why not? I wondered. You'd think Baca would want the world to know that, despite one debacle after another in his department —...
  • Lee Baca: The sheriff L.A. County voters deserve?

    Lee Baca: The sheriff L.A. County voters deserve?
    If The Times’ letter writers were solely responsible for picking the L.A. County sheriff, Lee Baca would probably be out of a job. The four-term sheriff — whose department was thoroughly frisked Monday by the feds with the arrest of 18...
  • Paul Tanaka calls on Baca to take responsibility in jail abuse

    Paul Tanaka calls on Baca to take responsibility in jail abuse
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Paul Tanaka, the former undersheriff who is challenging his old boss Sheriff Lee Baca in next year’s election, made his first public statement Wednesday since news broke that...
  • Letters: Bad news for Sheriff Baca

    Letters: Bad news for Sheriff Baca
    Re "Scandal fallout for Baca unclear," Dec. 11 To answer the question of whether voters care about the seemingly endless misdeeds, misjudgments and incompetence by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department under Lee Baca's management, the answer is...
  • L.A. Now Live: County supervisors react to sheriff's corruption probe

    Join Times staff writer Seema Mehta at 9 a.m. Thursday for an L.A. Now Live discussion about how Los Angeles County supervisors are reacting to this week's federal charges against 18 former and current Sheriff's Department officials. Those charges and...