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  • Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe

    Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe
    The trial of a sheriff’s deputy accused of obstructing a federal investigation into Los Angeles County jails ended Thursday with a hung jury. After two days of deliberations, the jury could not agree on whether to convict James Sexton, 29, for...
  • 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...
  • Candidates for L.A. County sheriff sharpen attacks at second debate

    The candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff sharpened their attacks Wednesday night, accusing each other of mismanagement and opportunism in front of a Van Nuys audience gathered for their second debate. Unlike the debate last month, this time the...
  • Candidate filing closes in L.A. County sheriff and assessor's races

    Candidate filing closes in L.A. County sheriff and assessor's races
    The period for candidates to file their paperwork to run for the open Los Angeles County sheriff and assessor's seats has closed, with crowded fields in both races. Twelve candidates had filed by Wednesday's deadline to run for the assessor's post being...
  • 'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth

     'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth
    His is a name that has appeared in this publication's pages hundreds of times — as an author and as a subject. It's a name that calls up notions of the Latino struggle for civil rights and the radical Chicano movement in Los Angeles. It's also a...
  • Feds tried to enlist deputy to record Baca, attorney says

    Feds tried to enlist deputy to record Baca, attorney says
    Federal authorities tried to get the son of a high-ranking Los Angeles County Sheriff’s official to wear a wire in order to secretly record conversations with his father and then-Sheriff Lee Baca, according to the son’s attorneys. This is...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
  • Jim McDonnell for sheriff

     Jim McDonnell for sheriff
    Los Angeles County voters are soon to pick a new sheriff from a field of seven candidates, each with a reasonably decent chance of making it to a runoff, and it's hard to overstate both how unusual and how momentous that is. The last time L.A. saw a...
  • John Morris for L.A. County assessor

     John Morris for L.A. County assessor
    The last time Los Angeles County voters picked an assessor, in 2010, let's just say it didn't work out so well. Voters understandably went with the candidate with the most political experience, the best fundraising operation, the most campaign mailers...
  • FBI agents tried to secretly record Lee Baca, attorneys say

    FBI agents tried to secretly record Lee Baca, attorneys say
    Federal authorities tried to get the son of a high-ranking Los Angeles County sheriff's official to secretly record conversations with his father and then-Sheriff Lee Baca, according to the son's attorneys. This is the first indication that FBI agents...
  • What Sheriff Baca did right

    As Los Angeles County sheriff, Lee Baca was roundly and rightly criticized for his failure to prevent or correct the abuse of jail inmates over the course of his 15 years in office, most notably during the final few years of turmoil that culminated in the...
  • The values the new sheriff must have, and promote

    The values the new sheriff must have, and promote
    Each Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is supposed to carry a card at all times that sets forth the department's core values, embodied in a single sentence pledging respect, integrity, wisdom and "the courage to stand against racism, sexism, anti-...