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The Los Angeles County jail system is, in a way, two systems. There's the one Sheriff Lee Baca says he yearns for, a place where you do your time but also get help, a place enriched with educational and mental health programs. And there's the one under...
I got into a minor fender-bender once near downtown Los Angeles and suggested to the other driver that we pull off the highway and deal with the matter on a safer city street. She said OK, then disappeared. Was she uninsured, or maybe unlicensed? It...
Sheriff Lee Baca said this week that he's ready to shoulder the blame for years of unchecked deputy-on-inmate violence in Los Angeles County jails. And he promised to carry out all the reforms outlined in a scathing jail report by an investigative...
There are two conversations going on inside the L.A. County Hall of Administration about the delicate matter of redrawing maps for the supervisorial districts. Both will come to a head Tuesday, but only one will be publicly acknowledged. The surface...
Thousands of felons who would be sentenced to state prison are about to be funneled into county jails — a money-saving measure for cash-starved California, and a headache for local law enforcement agencies. But not here in Los Angeles County, where...
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It's understandable that the Los Angeles County supervisors, confronted with a series of troubling reports of violence against inmates by sheriff's deputies in the county jails, are appointing a special commission to investigate the department and...
L.A. NOWThe U.S. Attorney's office is bringing federal civil rights charges against reputed members of a Compton gang arrested for alleged hate crimes against a black family. U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte and Sheriff Lee Baca plan to announce an indictment Friday.....
L.A. NOWLos Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday said Sheriff Lee Baca’s suspension of deputy overtime has dramatically reduced patrol operations and jeopardized public safety. In a contentious meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Baca was attacked for...
L.A. NOWThe captain of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Malibu/Lost Hills station has been relieved of duty after a deputy made allegations of sexual misconduct, an official said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold said...
L.A. NOWLos Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and a state senator are seeking to increase the penalties for "swatting," the prank emergency calls reporting violent incidents -- often at celebrity homes -- that draw a law enforcement response....
L.A. NOWA veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday for allegedly shooting and killing a man while off-duty in June in what sources said started as a dispute involving his son. The deputy, Francisco Gamez, 41, has been with......
L.A. NOWA veteran L.A. County sheriff's deputy arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a man while off-duty was being held Thursday on $4 million bail....
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