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  • Kelly Thomas was 'dying at the hands of police,' D.A. says

    Former Fullerton Police Officer Manuel Ramos went from unprofessional to threatening in his interaction with Kelly Thomas, to the point where the mentally ill homeless man had the right to defend himself, Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas told...
  • Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership

    Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
    Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...
  • WATCH LIVE: Sheriff Lee Baca expected to announce retirement

    WATCH LIVE: Sheriff Lee Baca expected to announce retirement
    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is expected to announce his retirement at a 10 a.m. news conference outside department headquarters. Baca, 71, told top officials in county government late Monday that he believes stepping down would help the department...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement announcement

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement announcement
    Join Times staff writers Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard at 9 a.m. Wednesday for an L.A. Now Live discussion on L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's announcement that he will not seek a fifth term and instead will retire at the end of the month. Baca, 71,...
  • Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year

    Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year
    Los Angeles County spent $43 million on lawsuits involving the Sheriff’s Department last year, accounting for nearly half of the county’s total litigation costs. The county’s overall spending on lawsuits was down from $115 million in...
  • Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department

    Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department
    Lee Baca might not be leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after all. His spokesman said the sheriff, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down, is planning on becoming a reserve deputy for the agency -- volunteering...
  • Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca

    Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca
    Re "Sheriff's race thrown open," Jan. 8 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's shocking retirement announcement saddened me. While I have criticized his leadership, clearly from his tone, it was difficult for him to leave in this manner. I could feel his...
  • No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.

    No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.
    The 10-month gap between Sheriff Lee Baca's departure at the end of this month and the swearing-in of his elected successor in December should be a time of decisive action, not a ponderous waiting period or quiet intermission. Problems in the Los...
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Department legal settlements rise in 2013

     L.A. County Sheriff's Department legal settlements rise in 2013
    Los Angeles County spent $43 million on lawsuits involving the Sheriff's Department last year, accounting for nearly half the county's total litigation costs. The county's overall spending on lawsuits was down from $115 million in 2012 to $89 million in...
  • Letters: Watching out for Angelenos

    Re "DWP chief to quit amid funds furor," Jan. 10 With the resignations last week of Department of Water and Power chief Ron Nichols and Sheriff Lee Baca, I believe the city and county of Los Angeles have stumbled upon their oversight committee: the...
  • Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure

    Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure
    The shock of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation is fading and the jockeying among his would-be successors is ramping up. Two of Baca's assistant sheriffs, a trio of high-ranking retirees and several current and former LAPD officers are...
  • McDonnell gets big-name backers in bid to replace Sheriff Baca

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell entered the race to become Los Angeles County's sheriff on Monday, boasting a number of heavyweight endorsements including the county’s current and former district attorneys. McDonnell, who served as second in...