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  • Bob Olmsted 'going after the grass roots' in L.A. sheriff's race

    Bob Olmsted 'going after the grass roots' in L.A. sheriff's race
    He has no high-profile endorsements. His last name is often misspelled. And many voters have no idea he's the guy who spoke publicly of inmate abuse and ordered up audits of jail brutality nearly two years before former Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Morris for L.A. County assessor

     John Morris for L.A. County assessor
    The last time Los Angeles County voters picked an assessor, in 2010, let's just say it didn't work out so well. Voters understandably went with the candidate with the most political experience, the best fundraising operation, the most campaign mailers...
  • 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 —...
  • Tinkering won't fix a profoundly broken Sheriff's Dept.

     Tinkering won't fix a profoundly broken Sheriff's Dept.
    The first question for anyone contemplating the future of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is this: Is it suffering from a few small problems or is it profoundly broken? There's good reason to believe it's the latter. Consider, for example,...
  • John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list

    John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list
    I overheard this outside the L.A. County sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park. "So, how's he doing?" "He seems good so far. Everybody's just wait and see." "He" is the interim sheriff, John L. Scott, chosen to replace Lee Baca, who retired as...
  • Andre Birotte Jr., driven by justice

    Andre Birotte Jr., driven by justice
    At the top of the big whiteboard in his office, Andre Birotte Jr. has written "BHAGS," by which he means his aspirations as U.S. attorney for seven Southern California counties: "big hairy audacious goals." He's already hit some audacious personal goals,...
  • Jim McDonnell for sheriff

     Jim McDonnell for sheriff
    Los Angeles County voters are soon to pick a new sheriff from a field of seven candidates, each with a reasonably decent chance of making it to a runoff, and it's hard to overstate both how unusual and how momentous that is. The last time L.A. saw a...
  • Democrats endorse Kuehl, Solis for supervisor, but no one for sheriff

    Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted Wednesday to endorse former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the race for two open seats on the county Board of Supervisors in June’s primary...
  • Democrats endorse Solis, Kuehl for L.A. County supervisor seats

    Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted Wednesday to endorse former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the race for two open seats on the county Board of Supervisors in June's primary election....