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  • James Hellmold loses both his bid to be sheriff and his job

    The morning after losing the election for Los Angeles County sheriff, James Hellmold got a message to call his boss. Over the phone, Interim Sheriff John Scott delivered the bad news: he was demoting Hellmold from assistant sheriff to chief. Hellmold,...
  • 6 L.A. County deputies convicted of impeding FBI's jail probe

    6 L.A. County deputies convicted of impeding FBI's jail probe
    A jury Tuesday found six members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department guilty of attempting to impede a federal civil rights inquiry into the county jails, providing prosecutors with a decisive victory as they continue to investigate higher-level...
  • Six found guilty in L.A. County jails corruption probe

    Six found guilty in L.A. County jails corruption probe
    Six current and former members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were found guilty Tuesday of obstruction of justice and other charges for their part in an alleged scheme to stymie a federal grand jury investigation into civil rights...
  • Six convicted: What the L.A. Sheriff's Dept. needs now

    Six convicted: What the L.A. Sheriff's Dept. needs now
    The convictions Tuesday of six Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sergeants and lieutenants for obstruction of justice fail to bring any closure to the department's period of turmoil or to instill confidence in its management. Quite the opposite, in...
  • L.A. County jail verdicts don't let sheriff leaders off the hook

    L.A. County jail verdicts don't let sheriff leaders off the hook
    Former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka was testifying in the case of a deputy charged with obstruction of justice earlier this year when the prosecutor asked if he was familiar with a common investigative tactic: Start with low-level...
  • L.A. County interim sheriff urges delay for civilian oversight panel

    L.A. County interim sheriff urges delay for civilian oversight panel
    The question of whether to appoint a civilian oversight commission for the troubled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department should be postponed until the new inspector general's office is up and running, Interim Sheriff John Scott has recommended. In...
  • L.A. sheriff's candidate McDonnell jumps into oversight debate

    L.A. sheriff's candidate McDonnell jumps into oversight debate
    Jim McDonnell, the front-runner to become the next Los Angeles County sheriff, expressed strong support Thursday for a civilian oversight commission as well as "full access" to internal records for the Sheriff Department's inspector general. McDonnell...
  • Then-Sheriff Baca was involved in response to FBI phone, witness says

    Then-Sheriff Baca was involved in response to FBI phone, witness says
    After a jail inmate was discovered with an FBI-provided cellphone, Sheriff Lee Baca became a hands-on manager, convening high-level meetings, ordering up a criminal investigation and authorizing the inmate's transfer to another jail, Lt. Stephen Leavins...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.” “This age...
  • Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms

    Feds step up pressure for L.A. County Jail reforms
    Citing a dramatic increase in jail suicides, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it was seeking court oversight of how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department treats mentally ill inmates. The move marks a significant expansion of...
  • Get ready for the great L.A. County leadership changeover

    Get ready for the great L.A. County leadership changeover
    Last week's elections provided plenty for political wonks to chew on. Incumbent statewide officeholders, all of them Democrats, cruised to significant victories, and though they face nominal runoffs in November (the result of the new, top-two primary...