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  • Six convicted: What the L.A. Sheriff's Dept. needs now

    Six convicted: What the L.A. Sheriff's Dept. needs now
    The convictions Tuesday of six Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sergeants and lieutenants for obstruction of justice fail to bring any closure to the department's period of turmoil or to instill confidence in its management. Quite the opposite, in...
  • Then-Sheriff Baca was involved in response to FBI phone, witness says

    Then-Sheriff Baca was involved in response to FBI phone, witness says
    After a jail inmate was discovered with an FBI-provided cellphone, Sheriff Lee Baca became a hands-on manager, convening high-level meetings, ordering up a criminal investigation and authorizing the inmate's transfer to another jail, Lt. Stephen Leavins...
  • Prosecutors portray L.A. County sheriff's officials as co-conspirators

    In closing arguments Friday, federal prosecutors portrayed six Los Angeles County sheriff's officials as co-conspirators who thwarted a grand jury investigation by hiding an inmate informant, threatening to arrest an FBI agent and encouraging colleagues...
  • In race for sheriff, Jim McDonnell has early lead in absentee ballots

    In the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell has taken the lead in the early absentee vote tally. Retired undersheriff Paul Tanaka was second, retired sheriff's commander Bob Olmsted third and Asst. Sheriff James...
  • Outsider leads L.A. County sheriff's race

    Outsider leads L.A. County sheriff's race
    After a series of scandals at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, an outside candidate promising to reform the beleaguered agency was leading in the race for sheriff, according to early returns. Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed to L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed to L.A. County sheriff runoff
    After a series of scandals at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, an outsider promising to reform the beleaguered agency appears headed for a runoff with a retired undersheriff on Nov. 4. With 100% of precincts reporting, Long Beach Police...
  • About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races

    About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races
    Only about 13% of registered voters in Los Angeles County showed up to the polls Tuesday, living up — or down — to officials’ expectations and offered few, if any, surprises in the primaries. Despite an election with potential for...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.” “This age...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff
    Jim McDonnell stayed up past 3 a.m. election night, hoping the number beside his name would inch up from 49% to more than 50%. The Long Beach police chief was dominating his six competitors in Tuesday's primary for Los Angeles County sheriff. He had...
  • James Hellmold loses both his bid to be sheriff and his job

    The morning after losing the election for Los Angeles County sheriff, James Hellmold got a message to call his boss. Over the phone, Interim Sheriff John Scott delivered the bad news: he was demoting Hellmold from assistant sheriff to chief. Hellmold,...
  • Get ready for the great L.A. County leadership changeover

    Get ready for the great L.A. County leadership changeover
    Last week's elections provided plenty for political wonks to chew on. Incumbent statewide officeholders, all of them Democrats, cruised to significant victories, and though they face nominal runoffs in November (the result of the new, top-two primary...