| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:19 PM
After squeaking into the runoff election for Los Angeles County sheriff, Paul Tanaka posted a message on his website.
He had been trounced by Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, but his hopes of leading the department where he spent 31 years were...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:51 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday lambasted what he called a "corrupt culture" within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as he sentenced six current and former members of the department to prison for obstructing a federal investigation into abuse and...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Late in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," Marsellus Wallace — a criminal boss played by Ving Rhames — banishes prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) from Southern California, telling him "You lost all your L.A. privileges."...
| Apr 30, 2014
Los Angeles County voters are soon to pick a new sheriff from a field of seven candidates, each with a reasonably decent chance of making it to a runoff, and it's hard to overstate both how unusual and how momentous that is. The last time L.A. saw a...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:36 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:05 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:00 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:05 PM
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-...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The last time an outsider was elected Los Angeles County sheriff, posses tracked bandits into the hills of Glendora, Charlie Chaplin had just hit movie screens and Angelenos were watching anxiously as World War I began in Europe.
Since the election of...