| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Two Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to create an oversight commission to provide more outside scrutiny of the Sheriff’s Department.
According to their motion, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina want to create the new...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca seems to be able to get his way in Sacramento.
On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills sought by Baca, including one that will increase the penalty for those convicted of “swatting,” in which 911...
| Sep 10, 2013
In 2002, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice in which he undertook to implement sweeping reforms to improve the care of mentally ill inmates held in the nation's largest jail system. A decade...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Closing a loophole in California's rape law, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill clarifying that an attacker who impersonates someone else to coerce a victim into sexual activity can be prosecuted for rape.
He also approved a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Federal authorities have opened a civil rights probe into whether Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies have engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates, according to a letter sent to county officials this week.
Department of Justice...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:06 PM
For nearly two years, the Department of Justice has been conducting a criminal probe into allegations of abuse and violence in the Los Angeles County jails.
On Thursday, the Justice Department informed Sheriff Lee Baca and the county that it is...
| Sep 5, 2013
With some county jail inmates serving only a fraction of their sentences due to overcrowding, as The Times reported Sunday, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has called on Sheriff Lee Baca to provide ideas on how to increase the portion of their terms that...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Compton city officials have announced efforts to combat a recent surge in gang-related homicides.
This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Jack Leonard about inmates being released early from Los Angeles County jail.
More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences because of...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:45 AM
More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences, a Times investigation has found.
The releases are benefiting even inmates sentenced to jail for violence and sex crimes, with those offenders...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Compton city officials announced efforts Thursday to combat a recent spike in gang-related homicides.
This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Among the slew of bills passed this week by the Legislature and on way to the governor is one to crack down on the dangerous prank known as “swatting” -- making a false 911 call with the intention of drawing out heavily armed SWAT teams, often...