Join Times staff writer Seema Mehta at 9 a.m. Thursday for an L.A. Now Live discussion about how Los Angeles County supervisors are reacting to this week's federal charges against 18 former and current Sheriff's Department officials.
Those charges and indictments, released Monday, included allegations of conspiracy and improperly arresting, searching and beating visitors at jails, among others.
At least one of the supervisors is using the news as an opportunity to call for a citizens' commission to oversee the agency.
While the supervisors control the Sheriff's Department budget, they have no...
Discuss this week's guilty verdict in the public corruption trial for Angela Spaccia, deputy to the disgraced former city manager of Bell, with Times staff writer Jeff Gottlieb during an L.A. Now Live chat at 9 a.m.
Spaccia, a $564,000-a-year deputy to former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, was convicted Monday of 11 felony counts related to her role in the corruption scandal that engulfed the city.
Spaccia is now the seventh Bell official convicted of enriching themselves at the expense of working-class residents. Rizzo pleaded no contest to 69 corruption charges in October.
During the chat,...