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  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca's legacy

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca's legacy
    Join Times staff writers Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi at 9 a.m. Thursday for an online discussion about the legacy of outgoing Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. As Baca makes way for his successor, even his supporters see contradictions in his...
  • The 'interim' L.A. County sheriff? No, John Scott is the sheriff.

    The 'interim' L.A. County sheriff? No, John Scott is the sheriff.
    The Board of Supervisors could have picked an insider to succeed Lee Baca and serve as Los Angeles County sheriff for the next 10 months. A top deputy would have given the Sheriff’s Department someone already acquainted with the policies and pecking...
  • A sheriff, not a 'place-holder,' to speed reforms

     A sheriff, not a 'place-holder,' to speed reforms
    Good for incoming Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott for making it clear that he has no intention of being a "place-holder" pending the election of a new sheriff. There are 10 months from now to early December, when the next sheriff will take the...
  • For the record

    New Orleans recovery: In the Jan. 19 Section A, an article about the recovery of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans said that the nonprofit group Make It Right had built 100 homes and planned to erect an additional 150. The group plans to build a total...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure

    Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure
    The shock of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation is fading and the jockeying among his would-be successors is ramping up. Two of Baca's assistant sheriffs, a trio of high-ranking retirees and several current and former LAPD officers are...
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Department legal settlements rise in 2013

     L.A. County Sheriff's Department legal settlements rise in 2013
    Los Angeles County spent $43 million on lawsuits involving the Sheriff's Department last year, accounting for nearly half the county's total litigation costs. The county's overall spending on lawsuits was down from $115 million in 2012 to $89 million in...
  • Letters: Watching out for Angelenos

    Re "DWP chief to quit amid funds furor," Jan. 10 With the resignations last week of Department of Water and Power chief Ron Nichols and Sheriff Lee Baca, I believe the city and county of Los Angeles have stumbled upon their oversight committee: the...
  • 5 better ways to enlist U.S. Muslims in the fight against terrorism

    As someone who has been involved in counter-terrorism for more than 20 years, I was intrigued with former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman's Op-Ed article Monday on effective strategies to combat radicalization.   I appreciate Harman's suggestion that we...
  • Sheriff Baca expected to announce retirement Tuesday morning

    Sheriff Baca expected to announce retirement Tuesday morning
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m., with sources telling The Times he plans to announce his retirement. The news of Baca's decision to step down has stunned people inside and outside the Sheriff's Department....
  • Monday morning massacre at L.A. Sheriff's Dept.

     Monday morning massacre at L.A. Sheriff's Dept.
    Any lingering doubt about whether there are deep-seated problems of abuse at Los Angeles County jails should be put to rest by Monday's arrests following the unsealing of formal charges against 18 current or former sheriff's deputies. Any inclination to...