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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...
  • L.A. County Supervisor candidates vie for votes as election nears

    In a whirlwind of last-minute stumping, candidates vying to succeed termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina crisscrossed opposite sides of the county over the weekend, shaking hands, posing for selfies and otherwise...
  • L.A. County sheriff candidate Todd Rogers says he's gone 'by the book'

    L.A. County sheriff candidate Todd Rogers says he's gone 'by the book'
    Todd Rogers saw his life before him, and things looked pretty good. He had completed his student teaching and had been offered a job teaching social studies and coaching the junior varsity girls softball team at Carson High, his alma mater. "It was...
  • 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 —...
  • Paul Tanaka leads in fundraising in L.A. County sheriff's race

    Paul Tanaka leads in fundraising in L.A. County sheriff's race
    Retired Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has raised more than $900,000, maintaining his lead in the race for dollars among seven candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff. Less than a week before the June 3 primary, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell was...
  • 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,...
  • Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate

    Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate
    On his first day as chief of the Long Beach Police Department, Jim McDonnell stepped into hostile territory. Many police officers were opposed to a chief from the outside, especially one from the LAPD. McDonnell had landed the job over several well-...
  • Sheriff's candidate James Hellmold isn't running from his past

    Sheriff's candidate James Hellmold isn't running from his past
    After 25 years in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, where he rose to assistant sheriff, and with a father who served as a deputy for more than three decades and a mother who worked for the agency as a civilian, James Hellmold is not running from his...
  • 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....
  • 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...