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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • FBI pulled plug on 2011 undercover sting against Sheriff's Department

    FBI pulled plug on 2011 undercover sting against Sheriff's Department
    Operation Blue Line was a go. In August 2011, FBI agents were gearing up to launch the next phase of their wide-ranging investigation into suspected brutality and corruption by sheriff's deputies in the Los Angeles County jails. The plan was to rent a...
  • In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

    In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter
    Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines. One...
  • Apploi offers technology to turn more inmates into employees

    Apploi offers technology to turn more inmates into employees
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, newly released inmates are most likely to commit a crime in the first three days they walk out of jail.  There are probably plenty of reasons for that -- for starters, the easy availability of...