| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:06 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A federal jury has found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate in the Men's Central Jail, meaning the sheriff could be required to pay $100,000 out of pocket.
It is the first time a jury has held...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:33 AM
A federal jury made a mistake this week when it found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate, a department official said.
"We respect juries, but they made a mistake," department spokesman Steve Whitmore said....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:54 PM
A cellphone charger in a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's pocket saved her from serious injury during a struggle in Inglewood early Tuesday when a parolee opened fire and the bullet glanced off the device. Authorities called it "miraculous."
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:52 PM
I'm not sure how many of you out there were planning on sending gifts to Los Angeles City Council representatives this holiday season, but if you missed the news, the council members are happy to accept even bigger presents than they have in the past....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:30 PM
On Thursday, a federal jury awarded $740,000 in general damages to five inmates who said they were severely beaten by 27 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while the men were detained at Men’s Central Jail.
Of course, county taxpayers...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Dozens of events commemorating Veterans Day are scheduled across Southern California today.
Also, The Times has compiled a database of California's war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers can examine the fallens' biographies and offer comments....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:02 PM
A top civilian aide to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the department learned that he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:30 PM
A pastor and top civilian aide to L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after officials learned he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop, a spokesman said...
| Nov 17, 2013
How can anyone go wrong criticizing Los Angeles County government? It's big, bulky and slow. Many of its data systems are locked in an outmoded paper-and-pushcart world, gumming up communication among offices and denying competent service to a large chunk...