| 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 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 10, 2013
| 2:57 PM
A union representing Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies on Tuesday unsuccessfully sought a court order to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information from officers’ background screenings.
The union, the Assn. for Los...
| 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 13, 2013
| 4:43 PM
California’s move to allow more than a million immigrants who are in this country illegally to receive driver's licenses marks a significant but controversial advance in the long campaign to decriminalize their day-to-day lives.
The new bill comes...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:23 PM
California's move to allow more than a million immigrants to receive driver's licenses marks a significant advance in the long campaign to decriminalize the day-to-day lives of those in this country illegally.
The plan was the most prominent of...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
Steve Soboroff has rounded the bases in L.A. government, from the Harbor Commission to rec and parks, even a run for mayor. He's "Uncle Steve," the booster who practically drove the Endeavour space shuttle to its new home, a businessman who drove the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Federal prosecutors examining abuse in the Los Angeles County jail and others problems in the sheriff's department are slated to interview Sheriff Lee Baca's chief spokesman next week
Steve Whitmore said he would be interviewed Tuesday by federal...