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  • John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list

    John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list
    I overheard this outside the L.A. County sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park. "So, how's he doing?" "He seems good so far. Everybody's just wait and see." "He" is the interim sheriff, John L. Scott, chosen to replace Lee Baca, who retired as...
  • Andre Birotte Jr., driven by justice

    Andre Birotte Jr., driven by justice
    At the top of the big whiteboard in his office, Andre Birotte Jr. has written "BHAGS," by which he means his aspirations as U.S. attorney for seven Southern California counties: "big hairy audacious goals." He's already hit some audacious personal goals,...
  • Democrats endorse Kuehl, Solis for supervisor, but no one for sheriff

    Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted Wednesday to endorse former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the race for two open seats on the county Board of Supervisors in June’s primary...
  • Democrats endorse Solis, Kuehl for L.A. County supervisor seats

    Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted Wednesday to endorse former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the race for two open seats on the county Board of Supervisors in June's primary election....
  • Sheriff's candidates disclose fundraising progress

    Sheriff's candidates disclose fundraising progress
    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell came out strong in his first few months of campaigning for Los Angeles County sheriff, raising more than $307,000, but he’s already spent almost $433,000, according to recently filed fundraising disclosure...
  • Tanaka leads in total sheriff's fundraising

    Tanaka leads in total sheriff's fundraising
    Of the seven candidates in the race to be Los Angeles County’s sheriff, former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has raised the most money so far, according to campaign fundraising records. Tanaka has raised roughly $648,000 so far, records show, almost...
  • Did LAPD Chief Beck play favorites?

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck stoked fears of favoritism when he overruled a disciplinary panel's recommendation to fire a well-connected officer in the department. Beck's controversial decision involved Officer Shaun Hillmann, who in 2012 got...
  • Former Sheriff Lee Baca reflects on his leadership

    Former Sheriff Lee Baca reflects on his leadership
    After stepping down as Los Angeles County sheriff in January, Lee Baca largely has avoided the spotlight. Former aides don't know how to reach him. Reporters looking to interview him have been rebuffed. His last tweet was a link to his farewell address....
  • What Sheriff Baca did right

    As Los Angeles County sheriff, Lee Baca was roundly and rightly criticized for his failure to prevent or correct the abuse of jail inmates over the course of his 15 years in office, most notably during the final few years of turmoil that culminated in the...
  • The values the new sheriff must have, and promote

    The values the new sheriff must have, and promote
    Each Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is supposed to carry a card at all times that sets forth the department's core values, embodied in a single sentence pledging respect, integrity, wisdom and "the courage to stand against racism, sexism, anti-...
  • 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...