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  • Talkback: Should deputy in 7 shootings have been back on patrol?

    Talkback: Should deputy in 7 shootings have been back on patrol?
    The chief attorney for the county's Office of Independent Review is raising questions about why a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was allowed back on patrol after his sixth officer-involved shooting. After a few months back on patrol, Deputy Anthony...
  • Overseeing the L.A. Sheriff's Dept.

     Overseeing the L.A. Sheriff's Dept.
    Next month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to create a permanent citizen review board to oversee the embattled Sheriff's Department. It's a tempting idea, given that the department is plagued by allegations of inmate...
  • Candidates for L.A. County offices begin filing campaign reports

    Los Angeles County election officials began receiving campaign finance reports Friday for candidates seeking two open county supervisors' seats and the county assessor and sheriff posts. Candidates were supposed to file contribution and spending reports...
  • Civilian oversight of L.A. County Sheriff's Department is floated

    Civilian oversight of L.A. County Sheriff's Department is floated
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the newly appointed inspector general of the Sheriff's Department to work with interim Sheriff John L. Scott to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department. The officials...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss civilian oversight of sheriff's department

    Join Times staff writers Robert Faturechi and Abby Sewell for a discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday on civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. L.A. County Supervisors on Tuesday voted for the newly appointed inspector general to...
  • Official outlines challenges in reforming Sheriff's Dept.

    Official outlines challenges in reforming Sheriff's Dept.
    The newly instated inspector general charged with overseeing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spoke to the public for the first time Monday, frankly laying out the problems facing the embattled agency. "The bad news," read one of the first...
  • Judge rejects bid to block Times' publication of deputies' backgrounds

    Judge rejects bid to block Times' publication of deputies' backgrounds
    A judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information found in sheriff's deputies' background screening files. "You'd have to be blind not to recognize there's tension between privacy, public safety and the...
  • Ex-LAPD Chief William Bratton endorses Jim McDonnell for sheriff

    Ex-LAPD Chief William Bratton endorses Jim McDonnell for sheriff
    Former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton on Thursday announced his endorsement of Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell to be the next L.A. County sheriff. McDonnell's "uniquely varied skills, recognized and respected leadership, and decades...
  • Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant

    Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant
    An internal L.A. County Sheriff's Department email obtained by The Times raises new questions about the role former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka played in the handling of a jail inmate who was working as an FBI informant. Federal prosecutors allege that...
  • GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers

    GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers
    SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding. The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle...
  • L.A. County hires firm to guard courthouses, facilities

    Los Angeles County leaders unanimously approved a $16.5-million agreement on Tuesday to hire a firm to provide security at 44 courthouses and two other county facilities when sheriff’s deputies are unavailable. The agreement approved by the county...