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  • Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department

    Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department
    Lee Baca might not be leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after all. His spokesman said the sheriff, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down, is planning on becoming a reserve deputy for the agency -- volunteering...
  • Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca

    Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca
    Re "Sheriff's race thrown open," Jan. 8 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's shocking retirement announcement saddened me. While I have criticized his leadership, clearly from his tone, it was difficult for him to leave in this manner. I could feel his...
  • No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.

    No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.
    The 10-month gap between Sheriff Lee Baca's departure at the end of this month and the swearing-in of his elected successor in December should be a time of decisive action, not a ponderous waiting period or quiet intermission. Problems in the Los...
  • 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...
  • Letters: Watching out for Angelenos

    Re "DWP chief to quit amid funds furor," Jan. 10 With the resignations last week of Department of Water and Power chief Ron Nichols and Sheriff Lee Baca, I believe the city and county of Los Angeles have stumbled upon their oversight committee: the...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca's legacy

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca's legacy
    Join Times staff writers Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi at 9 a.m. Thursday for an online discussion about the legacy of outgoing Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. As Baca makes way for his successor, even his supporters see contradictions in his...
  • Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure

    Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure
    The shock of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation is fading and the jockeying among his would-be successors is ramping up. Two of Baca's assistant sheriffs, a trio of high-ranking retirees and several current and former LAPD officers are...
  • New L.A. County interim sheriff sworn in as Baca departs

    Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott said Thursday that he left the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 2005 because he felt the agency was "headed in the wrong direction." "I saw inaction, and I saw a certain level of neglect," he...
  • 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...
  • Deputies attacked chained inmate, new federal charges allege

    Deputies attacked chained inmate, new federal charges allege
    Federal authorities on Friday indicted two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who allegedly beat a chained jail inmate, then falsely accused him of attacking them. Deputies Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez were indicted on charges in connection with...
  • 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...