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Sacramento sheriff's deputy shot in the face during confrontation with suspect at transit station

A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face Tuesday during a confrontation with a suspect at a transit station, authorities said.

The suspect fled and was believed to be holed up in a hotel, Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull said.

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Police Commission says LAPD officers were justified in shooting 18-year-old during 'running gun battle'

Three officers were justified in fatally shooting an 18-year-old during what police have described as a “running gun battle” in a Watts housing project in which one officer was shot and wounded, the Los Angeles Police Commission ruled Tuesday.

In a 4-0 vote, the civilian panel sided with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck in clearing the officers in their use of deadly force against Richard Risher.

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Controversial landfill in northern L.A. County to be expanded

Following a public hearing that lasted nearly two hours, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously decided to move forward with expanding the Chiquita Canyon Landfill in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Environmental activists and residents had opposed a new permit, hoping to see the facility shut down for good.

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Grand jury alleges culture of sexual misconduct and favoritism in O.C. district attorney's office

A culture of sexual misconduct inside the bureau of investigation at the Orange County district attorney’s office has created a perception of “a hostile work environment,” according to a report released Tuesday by the county’s grand jury.

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111 terminally ill patients took their own lives in first 6 months of California right-to-die law
Judge tosses conviction; says new jury could hear evidence questioning L.A. sheriff's deputy’s credibility

A Los Angeles County judge threw out a man’s drug conviction Tuesday and granted him a new trial, ruling that his attorney should have acted on information that raised questions about the credibility of a key law enforcement witness during the trial.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt.

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