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Maya Lau

Maya Lau is a reporter on the Metro desk covering the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. She came from the Advocate, based in Baton Rouge, La., where she wrote about criminal justice and corruption in the state’s prison system. She was the lead writer on a team that won an Investigative Reporters and Editors award for stories revealing the financial dealings of the long-serving warden of the notorious Angola Prison, who resigned following the reports. She started in journalism as a New York Times news assistant but truly learned how to be a reporter by moving to the small newsroom of the Shreveport Times and writing about crime. She served in the Peace Corps in Senegal after graduating from Vassar College.
A teenager killed by deputies, a missing gun and community rage

An emergency meeting called after the death of 16-year-old Anthony Weber in a shooting by L.A. County sheriff's deputies did little to quell the community's anger. Deputies say they saw a gun before opening fire; it hasn't been found.

Robert Wagner's action after Natalie Wood's death 'doesn't make any sense,' detective says

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators say they’re closer to understanding exactly how actress Natalie Wood died while boating off Catalina Island nearly four decades ago, but say they would still like to hear from her husband, Robert Wagner.

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