More than a dozen current and former "sworn officers" from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are expected to be arrested as part of a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails, according to sources familiar with the arrests.
At least three people — including a lieutenant, a sergeant and a deputy — were taken into custody by FBI agents as part of a federal obstruction of justice probe into how sheriff's officials handled an FBI informant at the center of the jail investigation, one source familiar with the probe said.
SAN DIEGO — A Superior Court judge Monday accepted the major terms of the plea bargain of ex-Mayor Bob Filner, sentencing him to 90 days of home confinement with no jail time.
Filner pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of false imprisonment and two of misdemeanor battery, all involving women.
Under terms of the plea bargain, Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta ordered Filner to serve 90 days of home confinement starting Jan. 1. He also reduced his city pension and fined Filner approximately $1,500.
The judge placed Filner on probation for three years. If he violates...
A Glendale man who pleaded guilty in a federal “sextortion” case in which he targeted 350 women and coerced them into showing him pictures of themselves nude is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.
Karen “Gary” Kazaryan, 27, pleaded guilty in July to one count of identity theft and one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer. He faces up to seven years in prison.
Prosecutors said Kazaryan hacked into Facebook, Skype and email accounts of the victims and changed their passwords, locking them out of their own online accounts. He then searched for naked or semi-...
FBI agents began arresting Los Angeles County sheriff's officials Monday as part of a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails, according to sources familiar with the arrests.
At least three people — including a lieutenant, a sergeant and a deputy — were taken into custody as part of a federal obstruction of justice probe into how sheriff's officials handled an FBI informant at the center of the jail investigation, one source familiar with the probe said.
More than a dozen officials are expected to be arrested, sources said.
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found Sunday in his Palmdale home with blunt-force trauma to his upper torso.
The man's body was found Sunday by authorities who were called to check on the welfare of a resident living in the 37800 block of 20th Street East, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies who arrived saw a broken window, and after not getting a response at the door, "they forced entry into the location and observed the victim suffered from blunt-force trauma to his upper torso," the Sheriff's Department said.
A cyclist fatally struck by a sheriff's patrol car Sunday was the former chief operating officer of Napster and a music industry veteran.
Milton Everett Olin Jr., 65, of Woodland Hills, was struck and killed by a sheriff's patrol car just after 1 p.m. Sunday in the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. He was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office on Monday.
The impact smashed the patrol car’s windshield, leaving the deputy with cuts on his arm and glass in his eyes.
Authorities did not say whether the deputy was on routine patrol or responding to an emergency...
After a frigid Monday, temperatures in Los Angeles County are expected to get incrementally warmer throughout the week, with highs in the mid-70s predicted for the upcoming weekend.
"We're definitely creeping upward," said meteorologist David Sweet of the National Weather Service. "By Saturday and Sunday, we'll have highs in the upper-60s to mid-70s ... which is actually a little bit above normal."
The warmest places in the county Monday will be in Long Beach and at Los Angeles International Airport, where temperatures are expected to reach 62 degrees.
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is scheduled to be sentenced Monday on three counts of mistreating women, but he is not expected to serve jail time under a plea bargain reached with prosecutors.
Under the agreement expected to be approved by a judge, Filner, 71, faces three months of home confinement, a reduction in his city pension, mandatory mental health counseling and a ban on seeking public office.
A probation report is to describe Filneras a hard-driving perfectionist with an abrasive manner and a patronizing, retrograde attitude toward women who, under the pressure of being a...
By Samantha Schaefer, James Barragan and Thomas Curwen
Fans of "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker drove their own souped-up cars from far and wide to Valencia on Sunday to honor the late actor and pay tribute to a man they said inspired them.
Billed as a memorial rally and car cruise, the gathering at an industrial park where the actor and a friend were killed in a car crash gave fans an opportunity to remember Walker, whose fame as an undercover detective in the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise made him beloved to millions, and celebrate the high-octane culture of tuner cars.