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Ex-LA Deputies Allegedly Framed Suspects At Pot Dispensary

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, April 23 (Reuters) - Two ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies accused of planting guns at a marijuana...

New Sheriff in Town -- For Now

Hector Villagra | Posted 04.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

The LA Sheriff's Department has become a national example of law enforcement gone wrong. Scott and his successor can change that sorry example and make it a department that demonstrates real reform is possible, if only they seize this rare opportunity.

LA Sheriff's Department Wrongly Keeps Inmates' Money, Audit Finds

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 03.19.2014 | Los Angeles

The Sheriff's Department took $1.6 million -- most of belonging to released inmates -- instead of directing it to the appropriate county agency, accor...

Bye, Bye, Baca

Hector Villagra | Posted 03.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

On Tuesday, L.A. County Sheriff Baca finally exercised the kind of leadership that has sorely been lacking from his office when he announced his retirement at the end of this month. His decision makes possible a new era of accountability and reform in a department plagued by abuse and impunity.

It Only Took 2 Years Of Violent Jail Scandals For LA To Do This

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 02.03.2014 | Los Angeles

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed its first ever inspector general to scrutinize the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, almost two y...

A 'Failure Of Leadership'

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said Friday the system has shown a "persistent pattern of unnecessary an...

Playing a Shell Game With the Truth: The District Attorney's Evidence Policies

Marisol Orihuela | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Marisol Orihuela

L.A. County must keep its system fair for all defendants. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Sheriff's Department and L.A. District attorney, seeking to halt policies that could be suppressing exculpatory evidence in criminal trials.

Is The Sheriff's Pledge To Reform Department Too Little, Too Late?

AP | By THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- He's been dubbed L.A.'s new-age lawman. He talks about damaged psyches and second chances, and he shies away from the tough-on-crime cl...

Gruesome Murder-Suicide Leaves Two Children Dead

AP | Posted 07.08.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A man shot and killed his girlfriend and two 5-year-old twins before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide inside an SUV that ...

PHOTOS: Street Artist Revok Arrested While Attempting To Leave US

Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATED -- Jason Williams, aka Revok, has just been sentenced to 180 days in jail for violating his probation on a previous misdemeanor charge. The LA...

West Hollywood Gets An Openly-Lesbian Sheriff Captain

LAist | Zach Behrens in News on May 14, 2010 10:11 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

When Kelley Fraser was announced as the new Sheriff Captain of West Hollywood, there was no mention about her sexual orientation, only her solid backg...