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  • Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails
    Court-appointed panel to monitor use of force in L.A. County jails

    A court-appointed panel will now be asked to monitor the use of force by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails, part of a far-reaching settlement to a lawsuit alleging brutal beatings of inmates.

  • Man indicted for allegedly setting massive King fire
    Man indicted for allegedly setting massive King fire

    A 37-year-old man had been indicted on arson charges for allegedly setting the massive and devastating King fire that burned for more than a month in El Dorado County.

  • LAPD underreported violent crimes: Reforms now underway
    LAPD underreported violent crimes: Reforms now underway

    Following an L.A. Times investigation that found police had seriously underreported violent crimes, the LAPD has launched reforms meant to overhaul its system for classifying crimes.

  • LAPD collects nearly 780 firearms in latest gun buyback event
    LAPD collects nearly 780 firearms in latest gun buyback event

    Los Angeles police collected nearly 780 firearms this weekend as part of the city's latest gun buyback event, where residents could exchange weapons for grocery store gift cards. The program in L.A. dates to 2009, though other law enforcement agencies across the country have long used similar...

  • Sex offender had GPS bracelet removed and went unmonitored
    Sex offender had GPS bracelet removed and went unmonitored

    A high-risk sex offender now charged with raping and murdering four women had his GPS tracking bracelet removed and went unmonitored for nearly two weeks as the string of killings continued in Orange County, according to court records reviewed by The Times.

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