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  • Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department

    Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department
    Lee Baca might not be leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after all. His spokesman said the sheriff, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down, is planning on becoming a reserve deputy for the agency -- volunteering...
  • Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca

    Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca
    Re "Sheriff's race thrown open," Jan. 8 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's shocking retirement announcement saddened me. While I have criticized his leadership, clearly from his tone, it was difficult for him to leave in this manner. I could feel his...
  • No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.

    No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.
    The 10-month gap between Sheriff Lee Baca's departure at the end of this month and the swearing-in of his elected successor in December should be a time of decisive action, not a ponderous waiting period or quiet intermission. Problems in the Los...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • McDonnell gets big-name backers in bid to replace Sheriff Baca

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell entered the race to become Los Angeles County's sheriff on Monday, boasting a number of heavyweight endorsements including the county’s current and former district attorneys. McDonnell, who served as second in...
  • 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...
  • Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters race for L.A. County sheriff

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters race for L.A. County sheriff
    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell on Monday said he was entering the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, less than a week after Lee Baca's surprise announcement that he was stepping down. McDonnell, a former Los Angeles Police Department official,...
  • Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission

    Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca threw his support behind a proposal by two county supervisors to set up an oversight commission for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by allegations of widespread misconduct and abuse. Supervisors Mark...
  • 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....
  • 818 Roundup: Motorcyclist killed on Angeles Crest, yogurt shop robbed at gunpoint, party house over

    818 Roundup: Motorcyclist killed on Angeles Crest, yogurt shop robbed at gunpoint, party house over
    It's Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Here are the top headlines from your area, readers: - Coroner's officials identified the 55-year-old Los Angeles man who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday afternoon, near milemarker 45....