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  • L.A. County officials reject civilian board for Sheriff's Department

    L.A. County officials reject civilian board for Sheriff's Department
    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...
  • What L.A. County supervisors got wrong on sheriff oversight

    What L.A. County supervisors got wrong on sheriff oversight
    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...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Searchers to Jagwar Ma

    Setting Times stories to music: From Searchers to Jagwar Ma
    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....
  • Baca, Tanaka sharply criticized in final sheriff watchdog's report

    Baca, Tanaka sharply criticized in final sheriff watchdog's report
    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...
  • Another L.A. County sheriff's deputy is convicted in jail abuse scandal

    Another L.A. County sheriff's deputy is convicted in jail abuse scandal
    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...
  • Retrial begins for L.A. County Sheriff's deputy accused in FBI case

    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...
  • Cameras placed in L.A. County jails have been effective, report says

    Cameras placed in L.A. County jails have been effective, report says
    The hundreds of cameras installed inside Los Angeles County jails in response to an inmate abuse scandal have been powerful tools in vetting allegations against jailers, according to a watchdog report released Thursday. For years, critics of the...
  • One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty

    One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty
    One in every four GPS devices used to track serious criminals released in Los Angeles County has proved to be faulty, according to a probation department audit — allowing violent felons to roam undetected for days or, in some cases, weeks. The...
  • 2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption

    2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption
    In more ways than one, I'm sorry to see 2013 fade into the books. Thanks to a steady run of incompetence, corruption and bungling by various public officials, it was a banner year for local news in Greater Los Angeles. In other ways, I can't wait for...
  • L.A. police urge New Year's Eve revelers not to fire guns

    L.A. police urge New Year's Eve revelers not to fire guns
    Los Angeles authorities have one message for residents tempted to ring in 2014 with celebratory gunfire: Don't. Sheriff's and police officials teamed up on Tuesday in an effort to reduce celebratory gunfire from New Year's Eve revelers. Firing a gun...
  • Our 2014 resolutions for other people

    Our 2014 resolutions for <em>other</em> people
    As the New Year begins, hopeful signs abound that the U.S. economy is finally getting its mojo back. Employers are creating jobs at a faster pace, more houses are being built than at any point in the last five years, consumer spending is rising —...