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  • Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year

    Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year
    Los Angeles County spent $43 million on lawsuits involving the Sheriff’s Department last year, accounting for nearly half of the county’s total litigation costs. The county’s overall spending on lawsuits was down from $115 million in...
  • No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.

    No time like the present to fix the Sheriff's Dept.
    The 10-month gap between Sheriff Lee Baca's departure at the end of this month and the swearing-in of his elected successor in December should be a time of decisive action, not a ponderous waiting period or quiet intermission. Problems in the Los...
  • Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca

    Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca
    Re "Sheriff's race thrown open," Jan. 8 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's shocking retirement announcement saddened me. While I have criticized his leadership, clearly from his tone, it was difficult for him to leave in this manner. I could feel his...
  • Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure

    Problems at the Sheriff's Department will outlive Baca's tenure
    The shock of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation is fading and the jockeying among his would-be successors is ramping up. Two of Baca's assistant sheriffs, a trio of high-ranking retirees and several current and former LAPD officers are...
  • Letters: Watching out for Angelenos

    Re "DWP chief to quit amid funds furor," Jan. 10 With the resignations last week of Department of Water and Power chief Ron Nichols and Sheriff Lee Baca, I believe the city and county of Los Angeles have stumbled upon their oversight committee: the...
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Department legal settlements rise in 2013

     L.A. County Sheriff's Department legal settlements rise in 2013
    Los Angeles County spent $43 million on lawsuits involving the Sheriff's Department last year, accounting for nearly half the county's total litigation costs. The county's overall spending on lawsuits was down from $115 million in 2012 to $89 million in...
  • Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters race for L.A. County sheriff

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters race for L.A. County sheriff
    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell on Monday said he was entering the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, less than a week after Lee Baca's surprise announcement that he was stepping down. McDonnell, a former Los Angeles Police Department official,...
  • McDonnell gets big-name backers in bid to replace Sheriff Baca

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell entered the race to become Los Angeles County's sheriff on Monday, boasting a number of heavyweight endorsements including the county’s current and former district attorneys. McDonnell, who served as second in...
  • Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters sheriff's race

     Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters sheriff's race
    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell entered the race to become Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday, boasting a number of heavyweight endorsements, including the county's current and former district attorneys. McDonnell, who served as second in...
  • The frozen East can't compete with a front-row seat at the show in L.A.

    As fond as I am of taking the occasional vacation, I've decided they just aren't worth it. Take my latest jaunt to the East Coast to spend time with family. As a news junkie, I can't help but check on things here at home while I'm away. So there I was,...
  • Sheriff's aide enters race to replace Lee Baca

    Sheriff's aide enters race to replace Lee Baca
    Another candidate is entering the race to replace Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Jim Hellmold, a 25-year department veteran who rose from Baca’s driver to assistant sheriff, told The Times that he would be making a formal announcement soon....