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  • Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant

    Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant
    An internal L.A. County Sheriff's Department email obtained by The Times raises new questions about the role former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka played in the handling of a jail inmate who was working as an FBI informant. Federal prosecutors allege that...
  • 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...
  • Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters sheriff's race

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

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters race for L.A. County sheriff
    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell on Monday said he was entering the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, less than a week after Lee Baca's surprise announcement that he was stepping down. McDonnell, a former Los Angeles Police Department official,...
  • Letters: What about the snow leopard?

    Re "Looting on a grand scale," Dec. 12 I find it strange and troubling that no one involved in the case of a La Habra Heights mansion that was looted by teenagers after a party seems concerned with the fact that the wealthy owners of the mansion had a...
  • The frozen East can't compete with a front-row seat at the show in L.A.

    As fond as I am of taking the occasional vacation, I've decided they just aren't worth it. Take my latest jaunt to the East Coast to spend time with family. As a news junkie, I can't help but check on things here at home while I'm away. So there I was,...
  • How the bad apples got hired at the Sheriff's Dept.

    Sheriff Lee Baca had his hands full last week responding to the arrests of 18 of his current and former deputies amid a continuing investigation into abuse of inmates at Los Angeles County's jails, so let's hope he hasn't forgotten that he is due to...
  • County board wants more detail from Baca on deputy hiring scandal

    County board wants more detail from Baca on deputy hiring scandal
    Los Angeles County's governing board called on Sheriff Lee Baca to provide more details on his agency's controversial hiring of deputies and others three years ago with histories of reported misconduct. The Sheriff's Department “is just one hell...
  • GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers

    GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers
    SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding. The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle...
  • Sheriff's aide enters race to replace Lee Baca

    Sheriff's aide enters race to replace Lee Baca
    Another candidate is entering the race to replace Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Jim Hellmold, a 25-year department veteran who rose from Baca’s driver to assistant sheriff, told The Times that he would be making a formal announcement soon....
  • Letters: Different views of Sheriff Baca

    Re "'Friends of the sheriff,'" Dec. 19 I honor your commitment to exposing corruption and abuse of any sort. But I believe there is another side of L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca that needs to be recognized. Baca has given considerable attention over...
  • 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...