| Aug 24, 2009
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to...
| May 14, 2006
Mario Moreno should still have been behind bars the night he climbed into the passenger seat of a stolen car with two fellow gang members.
He was carrying a rifle, some cartridges and, in his jacket pocket, a bag of marijuana. "Let's go do this," the...
| Nov 9, 2006
Driven by prosecutors' concerns about fairness, top Los Angeles County law enforcement officials said Wednesday that they would introduce sweeping changes to the sheriff's early release policy.
The new rules would keep most inmates in jail longer, but...
| Feb 26, 2009
In the flashy television ad that has served as his calling card to voters, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich compressed his 30-year legal career into a narrow sliver: the time he spent prosecuting serious gang crimes.
| Feb 28, 2009
When four of the candidates running for Los Angeles city attorney recently debated on the home turf of their chief opponent, City Councilman Jack Weiss, there was no question about whom they were targeting -- or the level of animosity that simmers among...