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  • To reform the Sheriff's Dept., look to the LAPD

    To reform the Sheriff's Dept., look to the LAPD
    The recent resignation of Sheriff Lee Baca presents a much-needed opportunity for meaningful, lasting and long-overdue reform of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The federal indictments in December of 18 former and current sheriff's deputies...
  • Steve Soboroff, citizens' voice on the LAPD

    Steve Soboroff, citizens' voice on the LAPD
    Steve Soboroff has rounded the bases in L.A. government, from the Harbor Commission to rec and parks, even a run for mayor. He's "Uncle Steve," the booster who practically drove the Endeavour space shuttle to its new home, a businessman who drove the...
  • Future terrorists

    What turns people into terrorists? That question might sound simplistic, but it's at the heart of the struggle to prevent terrorist attacks. Take a look at some of the people who have tried to do us harm in the last few years. Umar Farouk...
  • 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...
  • What comes after Baca?

     What comes after Baca?
    The 18 acting and former deputy sheriffs charged with federal crimes in connection with the running of the Los Angeles County jails have yet to stand trial. But whether or not they are convicted, the arrests make one thing perfectly clear: 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,...
  • Kelly Thomas a dangerous and violent man, officer's attorney says

    Kelly Thomas was a dangerous man and the Fullerton police officer charged with his murder was a good cop who did as he was trained, the officer’s defense attorney told an Orange County jury on Tuesday. “He’s not some bully cop...
  • Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant

    Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant
    An internal L.A. County Sheriff's Department email obtained by The Times raises new questions about the role former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka played in the handling of a jail inmate who was working as an FBI informant. Federal prosecutors allege that...
  • GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers

    GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers
    SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding. The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle...
  • It's time to figure out oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department

    It's time to figure out oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department
    Is the crisis at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over? Or, to put it another way, has the opportunity to reform the department passed? Sheriff Lee Baca left office at the end of January, the Board of Supervisors appointed John Scott to...
  • 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...