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'The Sheriff's Biggest Mistake Was That He Trusted The Wrong People'

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 03.13.2014 | Los Angeles

Sheriff Lee Baca may be retiring at the end of the month, but he plans to continue wearing a badge. "I'm looking forward to being a reserve deputy ag...

LA County Sheriff To Retire Amid FBI Misconduct Probe

AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | Los Angeles

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — In a story Jan. 8 about Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Baca was th...

Severely Beaten Inmates Awarded Nearly $1M

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

In a rare ruling, a federal jury ordered several Sheriff's Department supervisors to pay $210,000 in punitive damages to five inmates severely beaten ...

What Good Does It Do to Talk About It Now? Actually, a Lot

Hector Villagra | Posted 10.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

Because Baca holds a position of public trust, he needs to show not only that he has accepted responsibility for his and his subordinates' mistakes, but also that he is taking all the necessary steps to prevent them from recurring in the future.

Law Enforcement And Muslim Communities In LA: A Lesson For Rep. King?

Mary Slosson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Slosson

The unit consists of seven members, not all Muslim, doing everything from internal education within the LAPD about Islam and Muslim culture to community education on issues like domestic violence and hate crimes.