A convicted sex offender charged last week with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Santa Clarita is in the country illegally and had recently been released on bail from immigration custody, according to federal authorities.
For Antonio Mendez, crossing into the United States without immigration papers was as simple as walking through Tijuana.
A Los Angeles County jail inmate who went for 32 hours with no food, only one cup of water and no access to a toilet seemed to have been deliberately passed over during mealtime, said a high-ranking jail official who has viewed video of the inmate’s ordeal.
The recent handcuffing of an inmate without food for 32 hours is part of a troubling pattern of similar mistreatment in the Los Angeles County jails since the beginning of last year, the Sheriff's Department's independent civilian watchdog said Sunday.
An unarmed 42-year-old man who was shot to death by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in Hawaiian Gardens on Sunday night was trying to grab the officer's gun, according to sheriff's officials.
The man known to San Francisco law enforcement as simply Francisco Sanchez has been thrust into a national debate on immigration policy.
It started as an ordinary spat among high school girls, sparked by an unpaid restaurant bill.
The Father's Day service at the oldest black church in Los Angeles began Sunday with choir members clapping and dancing joyously down the aisle.