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  • 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...
  • Sheriff's deputy charged with assaulting third jail inmate

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy already accused of assaulting two inmates and lying about the incidents in later reports also assaulted a third inmate, prosecutors alleged in new charges filed Thursday. Jermaine W. Jackson, a five-year veteran...
  • Cameras placed in L.A. County jails have been effective, report says

    Cameras placed in L.A. County jails have been effective, report says
    The hundreds of cameras installed inside Los Angeles County jails in response to an inmate abuse scandal have been powerful tools in vetting allegations against jailers, according to a watchdog report released Thursday. For years, critics of the...
  • Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?

    Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?
    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...
  • Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California

    Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California
    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....
  • L.A. County approves $722,000 settlement in jail suit naming Baca

    L.A. County approves $722,000 settlement in jail suit naming Baca
    Los Angeles County supervisors agreed to pay $722,000 to settle a civil lawsuit filed by a former jail inmate who said Sheriff Lee Baca showed "deliberate indifference" to dangerous conditions in the county jails. Dion Starr, 44, said he was stabbed...
  • The sheriff's troubling hires

    Los Angeles County residents, taxpayers and voters have every right to expect their sheriff to hire only the best and most trustworthy deputies to carry weapons and badges, to patrol their streets and to serve in their courtrooms and jails. It's a given...
  • Sheriff's Department hiring should be probed, county supervisor says

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 2010 hiring of dozens of officers with histories of serious misconduct should be one of the first things the agency’s incoming inspector general examines, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said Monday....