| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Momentum is building for the creation of a citizens commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where scandals led to the criminal convictions of deputies and to Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation this year. Now, Supervisor Mark Ridley-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:38 PM
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.
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:40 PM
At the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters, a winding hallway leads to an unexpected oasis.
Surrounded by trees, with a built-in grill and tables, the patio is an ideal place for a barbecue. Until recently, though, only a select few...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Seeking to distance himself from the problems that led his former boss to resign, a candidate for Los Angeles County sheriff offered to roll up his pants and prove he does not have a tattoo.
Patrick Gomez' offer at a debate in Pasadena on Sunday was...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Six candidates running for Los Angeles County sheriff squared off in the latest election debate late Tuesday but found common ground in both praising retired Sheriff Lee Baca as well as criticizing his response to department scandals.
The complex view...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
His is a name that has appeared in this publication's pages hundreds of times — as an author and as a subject. It's a name that calls up notions of the Latino struggle for civil rights and the radical Chicano movement in Los Angeles.
It's also a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...