| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Despite the assertion to the contrary by Sheriff John Scott, the sentencing Tuesday and likely imprisonment of six sworn Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sergeants and lieutenants does not reflect merely the actions of a "few" bad actors. The...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:37 PM
To the editor: It never fails. Staffers are told to rise to a higher level than their superiors and display the courage to stand up to those in control of their future promotions and job status. ("Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors defeated a proposal to create a civilian oversight body for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by scandals and federal investigations into the treatment of jail inmates.
The action Tuesday, which came nearly...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:18 AM
In arguing against a civilian commission to oversee the Sheriff’s Department, Richard Drooyan on Tuesday read the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors a key passage from the report on jail violence he helped write in 2012. Such a commission, he...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:22 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
I just saw one of the Great Reads soundtrack bands, Jagwar Ma, at a quintessential Southern California spot: the Santa Monica Pier.
Have you been to the Thursday night twilight concerts there? It’s an evening to make you smitten with Los Angeles....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:57 PM
In a stinging final rebuke, the longtime civilian watchdog for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department accused top leaders of letting their worst employees run rampant, causing a series of scandals that tarnished the agency.
Merrick Bobb has been...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:01 PM
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a seventh sheriff's deputy of obstructing a federal civil-rights investigation into excessive force and corruption inside the Los Angeles County jails, delivering a victory to prosecutors as they continue their probe...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The retrial of a sheriff's deputy accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jails began Wednesday with prosecutors portraying him as a technically adept schemer and defense attorneys arguing that he was merely following...