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  • 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,...
  • Monday morning massacre at L.A. Sheriff's Dept.

     Monday morning massacre at L.A. Sheriff's Dept.
    Any lingering doubt about whether there are deep-seated problems of abuse at Los Angeles County jails should be put to rest by Monday's arrests following the unsealing of formal charges against 18 current or former sheriff's deputies. Any inclination to...
  • 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 —...
  • Cellphone charger credited with saving deputy from serious bullet wound

    Cellphone charger credited with saving deputy from serious bullet wound
    A cellphone charger in a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's pocket saved her from serious injury during a struggle in Inglewood early Tuesday when a parolee opened fire and the bullet glanced off the device. Authorities called it "miraculous." The...
  • City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks

     City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks
    I'm not sure how many of you out there were planning on sending gifts to Los Angeles City Council representatives this holiday season, but if you missed the news, the council members are happy to accept even bigger presents than they have in the past....
  • Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?

    Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?
    On Thursday, a federal jury awarded $740,000 in general damages to five inmates who said they were severely beaten by 27 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while the men were detained at Men’s Central Jail. Of course, county taxpayers...
  • Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California

    Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California
    Dozens of events commemorating Veterans Day are scheduled across Southern California today. Also, The Times has compiled a database of California's war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers can examine the fallens' biographies and offer comments....
  • Pastor removed as sheriff's aide after pot dispensary found

    A top civilian aide to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the department learned that he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop,...
  • Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation

    Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation
    A pastor and top civilian aide to L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after officials learned he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop, a spokesman said...