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  • In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca

    In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca
    Less than a week after failing to convince a jury that a young Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy obstructed a federal investigation into the county jails, prosecutors faced a second panel Tuesday with the same facts in an attempt to convince jurors that...
  • Hung jury for L.A. County deputy caught up in FBI's jails inquiry

    Hung jury for L.A. County deputy caught up in FBI's jails inquiry
    In the first trial stemming from a broad-ranging inquiry into the Los Angeles County jails, a jury deadlocked Thursday on whether a sheriff's deputy obstructed justice by hiding an inmate informant from FBI agents. The mistrial was a setback for federal...
  • 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,...
  • Jurors to weigh deputy's own words in LASD obstruction case

    Jurors to weigh deputy's own words in LASD obstruction case
    The case of Deputy James Sexton, attorneys argued Tuesday, boils down to whether you take him at his word. Federal prosecutors who have charged him with conspiracy and obstruction of justice would like for jurors to believe at face value the Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • Restoring Sheriff's Dept. morale by not doing too much or too little

    Restoring Sheriff's Dept. morale by not doing too much or too little
    At the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters, a winding hallway leads to an unexpected oasis. Surrounded by trees, with a built-in grill and tables, the patio is an ideal place for a barbecue. Until recently, though, only a select few...
  • 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-...
  • An L.A. County sheriff's race like no other

    With seven candidates, no incumbent and no odds-on favorite, the June 3 election for Los Angeles County sheriff is the most wide-open race in years. But how wide open? And in how many years? The answer to both questions depends in part on how one...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....