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  • About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races

    About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races
    Only about 13% of registered voters in Los Angeles County showed up to the polls Tuesday, living up — or down — to officials’ expectations and offered few, if any, surprises in the primaries. Despite an election with potential for...
  • Then-Sheriff Baca was involved in response to FBI phone, witness says

    Then-Sheriff Baca was involved in response to FBI phone, witness says
    After a jail inmate was discovered with an FBI-provided cellphone, Sheriff Lee Baca became a hands-on manager, convening high-level meetings, ordering up a criminal investigation and authorizing the inmate's transfer to another jail, Lt. Stephen Leavins...
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  • Get ready for the great L.A. County leadership changeover

    Get ready for the great L.A. County leadership changeover
    Last week's elections provided plenty for political wonks to chew on. Incumbent statewide officeholders, all of them Democrats, cruised to significant victories, and though they face nominal runoffs in November (the result of the new, top-two primary...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff
    Jim McDonnell stayed up past 3 a.m. election night, hoping the number beside his name would inch up from 49% to more than 50%. The Long Beach police chief was dominating his six competitors in Tuesday's primary for Los Angeles County sheriff. He had...
  • James Hellmold loses both his bid to be sheriff and his job

    James Hellmold loses both his bid to be sheriff and his job
    The morning after losing the election for Los Angeles County sheriff, James Hellmold got a message to call his boss. Over the phone, Interim Sheriff John Scott delivered the bad news: he was demoting Hellmold from assistant sheriff to chief. Hellmold,...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.” “This age...
  • Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms

    Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms
    Citing a dramatic increase in jail suicides, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it was seeking court oversight of how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department treats mentally ill inmates. The move marks a significant expansion of...
  • 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...
  • Jurors hear of deputies' attempt to coerce FBI agent

    Jurors hear of deputies' attempt to coerce FBI agent
    Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeants showed up at an FBI agent's home in September 2011 and told her that they were in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest. That evening, the agent's concerned supervisor called the sergeants,...
  • In jails trial, FBI agent explains smuggling cellphone to informant

    In jails trial, FBI agent explains smuggling cellphone to informant
    A defense attorney representing a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy charged in a jails corruption case grilled the lead FBI agent Thursday about her agency's decision to smuggle a cellphone to an inmate with a history of violence and lying. Deputy...
  • Deputy testified bosses told him to hide FBI informant on jail abuse

    Deputy testified bosses told him to hide FBI informant on jail abuse
    The baby-faced deputy told a federal grand jury that his hiding of an inmate in August 2011 amounted to "kidnapping," "smoke and mirrors," and technically speaking, breaking laws. The adversary he and his fellow deputies were working against —...