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Liam Dillon

Liam Dillon covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times and is based in Sacramento. Prior to joining The Times in 2016, Dillon covered local politics in San Diego and Southwest Florida.
Gov. Jerry Brown grants dozens of pardons — including three for people facing deportation

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has issued pardons to 36 people, including three immigrants who with criminal records who face possible deportation.  Brown also issued 31 sentence commutations for current inmates.  The governor has stepped up a focus on immigrants at risk of ...

Bid to open California's secret police misconduct files takes major step forward

An effort to make some internal law enforcement investigations open to the public cleared a key hurdle in the Legislature on Thursday, marking the first time in four decades that lawmakers could vote to meaningfully increase transparency surrounding police misconduct.Senate Bill 1421 would open r...

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