| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s commander who played a role in exposing abuses inside the agency’s jails announced Wednesday that he is going to challenge Sheriff Lee Baca in next year’s election.
Bob Olmsted promised to clean up...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:39 PM
In the 15 years that Lee Baca has been Los Angeles County's sheriff, he has never faced a serious challenger for reelection. This week he got two.
The first is Robert Olmstead, a retired sheriff’s commander who kicked off his campaign Wednesday,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to pay out $200,000 to a jail inmate who claimed he was beaten by two sheriff’s deputies even as he lay on the floor motionless.
The January 2011 incident inside Twin Towers jail was one of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:08 PM
In a mixed verdict, a federal judge awarded $3 million to the parents of an 18-year-old honor student shot and killed by plainclothes drug enforcement agents, but also determined that the authorities were not negligent in their actions.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Jack Leonard about inmates being released early from Los Angeles County jail.
More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences because of...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Compton city officials have announced efforts to combat a recent surge in gang-related homicides.
This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:45 AM
More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences, a Times investigation has found.
The releases are benefiting even inmates sentenced to jail for violence and sex crimes, with those offenders...
| Sep 5, 2013
With some county jail inmates serving only a fraction of their sentences due to overcrowding, as The Times reported Sunday, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has called on Sheriff Lee Baca to provide ideas on how to increase the portion of their terms that...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:06 PM
For nearly two years, the Department of Justice has been conducting a criminal probe into allegations of abuse and violence in the Los Angeles County jails.
On Thursday, the Justice Department informed Sheriff Lee Baca and the county that it is...
| Sep 10, 2013
In 2002, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice in which he undertook to implement sweeping reforms to improve the care of mentally ill inmates held in the nation's largest jail system. A decade...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Closing a loophole in California's rape law, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill clarifying that an attacker who impersonates someone else to coerce a victim into sexual activity can be prosecuted for rape.
He also approved a...