| 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 13, 2013
| 4:43 PM
California’s move to allow more than a million immigrants who are in this country illegally to receive driver's licenses marks a significant but controversial advance in the long campaign to decriminalize their day-to-day lives.
The new bill comes...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A federal jury has found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate in the Men's Central Jail, meaning the sheriff could be required to pay $100,000 out of pocket.
It is the first time a jury has held...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:33 AM
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....
| Oct 24, 2013
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...
| 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,...
| 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....
| Dec 3, 2013
Los Angeles County residents, taxpayers and voters have every right to expect their sheriff to hire only the best and most trustworthy deputies to carry weapons and badges, to patrol their streets and to serve in their courtrooms and jails. It's a given...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Sheriff Lee Baca was ordered Tuesday to report back to Los Angeles County supervisors on who was responsible for hiring county officers who had committed serious misconduct on or off duty, according to a Times investigation published this last weekend....