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  • Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe

    Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe
    The trial of a sheriff’s deputy accused of obstructing a federal investigation into Los Angeles County jails ended Thursday with a hung jury. After two days of deliberations, the jury could not agree on whether to convict James Sexton, 29, for...
  • Hung jury for L.A. County deputy caught up in FBI's jails inquiry

    Hung jury for L.A. County deputy caught up in FBI's jails inquiry
    In the first trial stemming from a broad-ranging inquiry into the Los Angeles County jails, a jury deadlocked Thursday on whether a sheriff's deputy obstructed justice by hiding an inmate informant from FBI agents. The mistrial was a setback for federal...
  • L.A. County sheriff to hold gun buyback Saturday in East L.A.

    L.A. County sheriff to hold gun buyback Saturday in East L.A.
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's East Los Angeles station will host a gun buyback program this weekend, officials announced Wednesday. The "gifts for guns" event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Belvedere...
  • L.A. County agrees to pay $550,000 in false drug arrest lawsuit

    With the arresting sheriff's deputy facing criminal charges, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to pay $550,000 to a couple who sued the department alleging they were falsely arrested and framed with drug possession.  County...
  • Feds: Sheriff's deputies harassed, intimidated blacks, Latinos

    Feds: Sheriff's deputies harassed, intimidated blacks, Latinos
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies harassed and intimidated blacks, Latinos and other residents in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department has concluded after a two-year investigation. Federal officials found a pattern of sheriff's deputies...
  • U.S. says sheriff's deputies harassed Antelope Valley residents

    U.S. says sheriff's deputies harassed Antelope Valley residents
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies harassed and intimidated blacks, Latinos and other residents in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department has concluded after a two-year investigation. Federal officials found a pattern of sheriff's...
  • La Cañada City Council candidates debate key issues

    La Cañada City Council candidates debate key issues
    The three candidates vying for two seats on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council all vowed Wednesday night to decrease crime, support local businesses and stop a freeway extension. In the first public debate before the March 5 election, candidates...
  • Letters: Different views of Sheriff Baca

    Re "'Friends of the sheriff,'" Dec. 19 I honor your commitment to exposing corruption and abuse of any sort. But I believe there is another side of L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca that needs to be recognized. Baca has given considerable attention over...
  • One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty

    One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty
    One in every four GPS devices used to track serious criminals released in Los Angeles County has proved to be faulty, according to a probation department audit — allowing violent felons to roam undetected for days or, in some cases, weeks. The...
  • 2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption

    2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption
    In more ways than one, I'm sorry to see 2013 fade into the books. Thanks to a steady run of incompetence, corruption and bungling by various public officials, it was a banner year for local news in Greater Los Angeles. In other ways, I can't wait for...
  • L.A. police urge New Year's Eve revelers not to fire guns

    L.A. police urge New Year's Eve revelers not to fire guns
    Los Angeles authorities have one message for residents tempted to ring in 2014 with celebratory gunfire: Don't. Sheriff's and police officials teamed up on Tuesday in an effort to reduce celebratory gunfire from New Year's Eve revelers. Firing a gun...