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  • Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day

    Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day
    The polls have now closed in Los Angeles County, where voters cast ballots to fill dozens of local, state and national offices -- from governor to Congress to county supervisor -- in mostly primary elections that will set the stage for runoffs in...
  • L.A. County Supervisor candidates vie for votes as election nears

    In a whirlwind of last-minute stumping, candidates vying to succeed termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina crisscrossed opposite sides of the county over the weekend, shaking hands, posing for selfies and otherwise...
  • Paul Tanaka leads in fundraising in L.A. County sheriff's race

    Paul Tanaka leads in fundraising in L.A. County sheriff's race
    Retired Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has raised more than $900,000, maintaining his lead in the race for dollars among seven candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff. Less than a week before the June 3 primary, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell was...
  • Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate

    Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate
    On his first day as chief of the Long Beach Police Department, Jim McDonnell stepped into hostile territory. Many police officers were opposed to a chief from the outside, especially one from the LAPD. McDonnell had landed the job over several well-...
  • Opponents take aim at Paul Tanaka's work with the Sheriff's Department

    Opponents take aim at Paul Tanaka's work with the Sheriff's Department
    Paul Tanaka wasn't surprised to find himself in a room with a group of FBI agents. "I knew this day would come," said Tanaka, then the second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "I hoped it wouldn't." An FBI agent told him his...
  • An L.A. County sheriff's race like no other

    With seven candidates, no incumbent and no odds-on favorite, the June 3 election for Los Angeles County sheriff is the most wide-open race in years. But how wide open? And in how many years? The answer to both questions depends in part on how one...
  • Sheriff's candidate James Hellmold isn't running from his past

    Sheriff's candidate James Hellmold isn't running from his past
    After 25 years in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, where he rose to assistant sheriff, and with a father who served as a deputy for more than three decades and a mother who worked for the agency as a civilian, James Hellmold is not running from his...
  • Case against sheriff's deputy hinges on his credibility

    Case against sheriff's deputy hinges on his credibility
    The case of Deputy James Sexton, attorneys argued Tuesday, boils down to whether you take him at his word. Federal prosecutors who have charged Sexton with conspiracy and obstruction of justice would like jurors to accept at face value the Los Angeles...
  • Federal trial begins for deputy accused in L.A. County jail abuse case

    Federal trial begins for deputy accused in L.A. County jail abuse case
    Trial began Tuesday in the first of several criminal cases to arise out of the federal government's probe into misconduct by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails, with prosecutors accusing a deputy of conspiring with several of his superiors...
  • Ex-L.A. County undersheriff, current captain are subjects of inquiry

    Ex-L.A. County undersheriff, current captain are subjects of inquiry
    The former undersheriff and a current captain of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department are subjects in an ongoing federal grand jury investigation into excessive force and corruption in the county's jails, a federal prosecutor said Monday. The...
  • 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...