| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:14 AM
After a series of scandals at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, an outside candidate promising to reform the beleaguered agency was leading in the race for sheriff, according to early returns.
Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:00 PM
The polls have now closed in Los Angeles County, where voters cast ballots to fill dozens of local, state and national offices -- from governor to Congress to county supervisor -- in mostly primary elections that will set the stage for runoffs in...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Todd Rogers saw his life before him, and things looked pretty good. He had completed his student teaching and had been offered a job teaching social studies and coaching the junior varsity girls softball team at Carson High, his alma mater.
| May 28, 2014
| 10:05 PM
On his first day as chief of the Long Beach Police Department, Jim McDonnell stepped into hostile territory.
Many police officers were opposed to a chief from the outside, especially one from the LAPD. McDonnell had landed the job over several well-...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:00 PM
After 25 years in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, where he rose to assistant sheriff, and with a father who served as a deputy for more than three decades and a mother who worked for the agency as a civilian, James Hellmold is not running from his...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:39 PM
The case of Deputy James Sexton, attorneys argued Tuesday, boils down to whether you take him at his word.
Federal prosecutors who have charged Sexton with conspiracy and obstruction of justice would like jurors to accept at face value the Los Angeles...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The trial of a sheriff’s deputy accused of obstructing a federal investigation into Los Angeles County jails ended Thursday with a hung jury.
After two days of deliberations, the jury could not agree on whether to convict James Sexton, 29, for...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Trial began Tuesday in the first of several criminal cases to arise out of the federal government's probe into misconduct by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails, with prosecutors accusing a deputy of conspiring with several of his superiors...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:35 PM
The former undersheriff and a current captain of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department are subjects in an ongoing federal grand jury investigation into excessive force and corruption in the county's jails, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
His is a name that has appeared in this publication's pages hundreds of times — as an author and as a subject. It's a name that calls up notions of the Latino struggle for civil rights and the radical Chicano movement in Los Angeles.
It's also a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Less than a week after failing to convince a jury that a young Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy obstructed a federal investigation into the county jails, prosecutors faced a second panel Tuesday with the same facts in an attempt to convince jurors that...