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  • Claims allege Baca, Tanaka authorized handling of FBI informant

    Claims allege Baca, Tanaka authorized handling of FBI informant
    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...
  • Bring on the candidates — it's election season in California

     Bring on the candidates — it's election season in California
    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...
  • Filing period closes in L.A. County races

    Filing period closes in L.A. County races
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Candidates for L.A. County sheriff sharpen attacks at second debate

    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...
  • Candidate filing closes in L.A. County sheriff and assessor's races

    Candidate filing closes in L.A. County sheriff and assessor's races
    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...
  • Supervisors ask top Sheriff officials to study civilian oversight

    Supervisors ask top Sheriff officials to study civilian oversight
    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. The officials...
  • Lawyers for sheriff's officials say clients were 'worker bees'

    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. That's how...
  • Six found guilty in L.A. County jails corruption probe

    Six found guilty in L.A. County jails corruption probe
    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...
  • L.A. County sheriff's race heads to November runoff

    L.A. County sheriff's race heads to November runoff
    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...
  • 6 L.A. County deputies convicted of impeding FBI's jail probe

    6 L.A. County deputies convicted of impeding FBI's jail probe
    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...