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  • Baca faces challenge from former Sheriff's Dept. commander

    Baca faces challenge from former Sheriff's Dept. commander
    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...
  • Sheriff Baca's blunders open the door to challengers

    Sheriff Baca's blunders open the door to challengers
    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,...
  • L.A. County to pay $200K to jail inmate who claimed deputy abuse

    L.A. County to pay $200K to jail inmate who claimed deputy abuse
    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...
  • Family of honors teen slain by DEA agents awarded $3 million

    Family of honors teen slain by DEA agents awarded $3 million
    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.  U.S. District...
  • L.A. Now Live: Sex offenders, violent inmates released early

    L.A. Now Live: Sex offenders, violent inmates released early
    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...
  • Compton's rise in homicides prompts officials to take action

    Compton's rise in homicides prompts officials to take action
    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...
  • Jail inmates involved in violence, sex crimes are freed early

    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...
  • A fix for jail overcrowding

    A fix for jail overcrowding
    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...
  • For Sheriff Baca, another inquiry into the jails. Will voters care?

    For Sheriff Baca, another inquiry into the jails. Will voters care?
    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...
  • L.A. County's new/old jail problem

    L.A. County's new/old jail problem
    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...
  • Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law

    Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law
    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...