| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Former Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aide authorized the controversial handling of a Los Angeles County jail inmate who was found to be secretly working as a federal informant, according to a court filing by three of the deputies facing federal charges...
| Mar 9, 2014
Monday is opening day, of sorts, in the 2014 election season.
In the races for governor and seven other statewide offices, for Congress and the Legislature, and for four key Los Angeles County offices, everything up until now has been a kind of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:55 PM
The field of contenders became clearer Friday for Los Angeles County government's June election, the first in decades that will have no incumbent on the ballot, as a period for candidates to file papers closed.
Term limits are forcing out two county...
| Mar 12, 2014
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,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:06 PM
The candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff sharpened their attacks Wednesday night, accusing each other of mismanagement and opportunism in front of a Van Nuys audience gathered for their second debate.
Unlike the debate last month, this time the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:02 PM
The period for candidates to file their paperwork to run for the open Los Angeles County sheriff and assessor's seats has closed, with crowded fields in both races.
Twelve candidates had filed by Wednesday's deadline to run for the assessor's post being...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the newly appointed inspector general of the Sheriff's Department to work with interim-Sheriff John L. Scott to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:34 PM
They were mere "worker bees" operating at the direction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's top brass, following the chain of command and complying with what they believed were lawful orders from far above their pay grade.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Six current and former members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were found guilty Tuesday of obstruction of justice and other charges for their part in an alleged scheme to stymie a federal grand jury investigation into civil rights...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:30 PM
With final election results certified Monday, Jim McDonnell's margin of victory in the Los Angeles County sheriff's race fell just short of 50%, putting him in a Nov. 4 runoff against former undersheriff Paul Tanaka.
As nearly 153,000 remaining absentee...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:40 PM
A jury Tuesday found six members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department guilty of attempting to impede a federal civil rights inquiry into the county jails, providing prosecutors with a decisive victory as they continue to investigate higher-level...