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  • Outsider leads L.A. County sheriff's race

    Outsider leads L.A. County sheriff's race
    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...
  • Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day

    Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day
    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...
  • L.A. County sheriff candidate Todd Rogers says he's gone 'by the book'

    L.A. County sheriff candidate Todd Rogers says he's gone 'by the book'
    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. "It was...
  • Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate

    Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate
    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-...
  • Sheriff's candidate James Hellmold isn't running from his past

    Sheriff's candidate James Hellmold isn't running from his past
    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...
  • Case against sheriff's deputy hinges on his credibility

    Case against sheriff's deputy hinges on his credibility
    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...
  • Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe

    Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe
    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...
  • Federal trial begins for deputy accused in L.A. County jail abuse case

    Federal trial begins for deputy accused in L.A. County jail abuse case
    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...
  • Ex-L.A. County undersheriff, current captain are subjects of inquiry

    Ex-L.A. County undersheriff, current captain are subjects of inquiry
    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. The...
  • 'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth

     'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth
    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...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    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...
  • In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca

    In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca
    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...