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  • Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?

     Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?
    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-...
  • L.A. County jail verdicts don't let sheriff leaders off the hook

    L.A. County jail verdicts don't let sheriff leaders off the hook
    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...
  • L.A. County interim sheriff urges delay for civilian oversight panel

    L.A. County interim sheriff urges delay for civilian oversight panel
    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. In...
  • L.A. sheriff's candidate McDonnell jumps into oversight debate

    L.A. sheriff's candidate McDonnell jumps into oversight debate
    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. McDonnell...
  • Donald Sterling, tarnished [Commentary]

    Donald Sterling, tarnished [Commentary]
    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."...
  • Jim McDonnell for sheriff

     Jim McDonnell for sheriff
    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...
  • Restoring Sheriff's Dept. morale by not doing too much or too little

    Restoring Sheriff's Dept. morale by not doing too much or too little
    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...
  • L.A. County sheriff candidates discuss 'cliques,' other issues

    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...
  • L.A. County sheriff candidates praise, fault Lee Baca

    L.A. County sheriff candidates praise, fault Lee Baca
    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...
  • 'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth

     'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth
    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...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    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...