| May 22, 2014
| 9:38 AM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:40 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:06 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:02 PM
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.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
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...
| May 6, 2014
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:53 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
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-...