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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • The frozen East can't compete with a front-row seat at the show in L.A.

    As fond as I am of taking the occasional vacation, I've decided they just aren't worth it. Take my latest jaunt to the East Coast to spend time with family. As a news junkie, I can't help but check on things here at home while I'm away. So there I was,...
  • Sheriff's aide enters race to replace Lee Baca

    Sheriff's aide enters race to replace Lee Baca
    Another candidate is entering the race to replace Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Jim Hellmold, a 25-year department veteran who rose from Baca’s driver to assistant sheriff, told The Times that he would be making a formal announcement soon....
  • L.A. Times editor reflects on year in journalism

    L.A. Times editor reflects on year in journalism
    A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj: As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it. We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
  • More endorsements in race for Los Angeles County sheriff

    More endorsements in race for Los Angeles County sheriff
    The candidates vying to replace Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca rolled out more endorsements this week. Assistant Sheriff Jim Hellmold, who is set to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday, secured the endorsement of civil rights activist...
  • TCA: Director of Ruben Salazar film talks about struggle to get files

    TCA: Director of Ruben Salazar film talks about struggle to get files
    Newly obtained police documents were pivotal in making the upcoming PBS documentary "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle," which examines the life and controversial death in 1970 of the prominent Mexican American journalist, said filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez....
  • Lee Baca's pick for interim sheriff lacks required credentials

    The law enforcement leader many expected would replace Sheriff Lee Baca when he steps down next week does not have the required credentials, complicating the job of Los Angeles County supervisors who must pick an interim sheriff. When Baca...
  • Cameras bolster jailhouse force investigations

    Cameras bolster jailhouse force investigations
    Cameras installed inside Los Angeles County jails have been a powerful tool in vetting allegations of deputies abusing inmates, according to a watchdog report released Thursday. For years, critics of the Sheriff’s Department's jails pushed the...