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  • Sheriff Baca plans to retire at end of January

    Sheriff Baca plans to retire at end of January
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month. Baca — who spent 48 years with the department including 15 as sheriff — was at times...
  • Baca's gone but the problems remain

    After months of deepening federal investigations, damning news exposes and a scathing county commission report that decried his "failure of leadership," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finally took the hint Tuesday and announced that he would step...
  • 5 better ways to enlist U.S. Muslims in the fight against terrorism

    As someone who has been involved in counter-terrorism for more than 20 years, I was intrigued with former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman's Op-Ed article Monday on effective strategies to combat radicalization.   I appreciate Harman's suggestion that we...
  • L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff

    L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff
    Sheriff Lee Baca followed up his Monday endorsement of a plan to subject his office to an oversight commission with a Tuesday announcement that he would resign. Tougher scrutiny of the sheriff makes sense, he seemed to be saying -- just not for me....
  • L.A. County Sheriff Baca plans to retire, sources say

     L.A. County Sheriff Baca plans to retire, sources say
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, facing a tough battle for reelection amid scandals in his agency, plans to announce his retirement as soon as Tuesday, sources told The Times. Baca told top officials in county government late Monday that he believes...
  • Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department

    Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise retirement announcement Tuesday upended the election campaign to lead the nation's largest sheriff's department and added new complexities to reform efforts after a series of scandals and an ongoing federal...
  • Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal

    Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal
    A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a cross back to the county's official seal, despite warnings the decision would invite legal challenges. The proposal to change the seal, which appears on flags, vehicles and written...
  • Letters: Baca's resignation -- will anything change for jail inmates?

    Letters: Baca's resignation -- will anything change for jail inmates?
    Re "Baca plans to retire, sources say," Jan. 7 The resignation of Lee Baca as sheriff of Los Angeles County is, in theory, a great step forward in accountability. But this is not the end of our community's struggle to find a humane balance in the...
  • What comes after Baca?

     What comes after Baca?
    The 18 acting and former deputy sheriffs charged with federal crimes in connection with the running of the Los Angeles County jails have yet to stand trial. But whether or not they are convicted, the arrests make one thing perfectly clear: As...
  • Sheriff Baca took weekend to mull his options

    Sheriff Baca took weekend to mull his options
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca had something on his mind Friday and needed some advice. He summoned a top aide to his office and let him in on a secret: Baca was thinking about stepping down. The sheriff's leadership was under attack after a string...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement: 'Very shocking and very surprising'

    Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement: 'Very shocking and very surprising'
    Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise decision to retire was met with shock and praise across Los Angeles County. Baca announced Tuesday he will step down at the end of the month. The move comes amid several scandals in the Sheriff's Department and an ongoing...
  • Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling

    Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling
    Sheriff Lee Baca’s surprise retirement prompted two parallel furors on Tuesday — among county leaders, who must quickly pick an interim replacement, and among potential candidates who are reassessing a field that was dramatically altered by...