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Lee Baca

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  • 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...
  • About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races

    About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races
    Only about 13% of registered voters in Los Angeles County showed up to the polls Tuesday, living up — or down — to officials’ expectations and offered few, if any, surprises in the primaries. Despite an election with potential for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff
    Jim McDonnell stayed up past 3 a.m. election night, hoping the number beside his name would inch up from 49% to more than 50%. The Long Beach police chief was dominating his six competitors in Tuesday's primary for Los Angeles County sheriff. He had...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...