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  • 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...
  • L.A. County sheriff's race heads to November runoff

    L.A. County sheriff's race heads to November runoff
    With final election results certified Monday, Jim McDonnell's margin of victory in the Los Angeles County sheriff's race fell just short of 50%, putting him in a Nov. 4 runoff against former undersheriff Paul Tanaka. As nearly 153,000 remaining absentee...
  • Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?

     Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?
    Momentum is building for the creation of a citizens commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where scandals led to the criminal convictions of deputies and to Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation this year. Now, Supervisor Mark Ridley-...
  • 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...
  • In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca

    In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca
    Less than a week after failing to convince a jury that a young Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy obstructed a federal investigation into the county jails, prosecutors faced a second panel Tuesday with the same facts in an attempt to convince jurors that...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed to L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed to L.A. County sheriff runoff
    After a series of scandals at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, an outsider promising to reform the beleaguered agency appears headed for a runoff with a retired undersheriff on Nov. 4. With 100% of precincts reporting, Long Beach Police...
  • Prosecutors portray L.A. County sheriff's officials as co-conspirators

    In closing arguments Friday, federal prosecutors portrayed six Los Angeles County sheriff's officials as co-conspirators who thwarted a grand jury investigation by hiding an inmate informant, threatening to arrest an FBI agent and encouraging colleagues...
  • Lawyers for sheriff's officials say clients were 'worker bees'

    They were mere "worker bees" operating at the direction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's top brass, following the chain of command and complying with what they believed were lawful orders from far above their pay grade. That's how...