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    • Social worker's story of being attacked with acid is under scrutiny

      Police are investigating the possibility that a Los Angeles County social worker fabricated a story that two people attacked her with acid outside her Santa Fe Springs office, a department spokesman said. The alleged Aug. 19 attack on the 43-year-old social worker became the lead story on many...

    • 2 sought after chemical attack on L.A. County family services worker

      2 sought after chemical attack on L.A. County family services worker

      Police are searching for two people they say fled after throwing a caustic chemical on a Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services worker, burning her arms. The attack occurred about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the county agency at 10355 Slusher Drive in Santa...

    • Son of woman killed over parking space recalls shocking violence

      Son of woman killed over parking space recalls shocking violence

      In a split second, Daniel Crable's fight to survive a knife attack in a crowded parking lot in Santa Fe Springs became his mother's struggle as she lay on the pavement bleeding from multiple stab wounds to her neck and back. As the assailant fled, Crable and his sister tried to keep their mother...

    • Woman stabbed to death in front of her children over parking space

      Woman stabbed to death in front of her children over parking space

      A man and woman from South Los Angeles have been arrested for stabbing a woman to death in front of her children over a parking space at a swap meet, authorities said. Reggie Cervantes, 22, and Brenda Rangel, 19, have been charged with murder in the death of 43-year-old Elizabeth Yanez in Santa...

    • Ex-L.A. sheriff's deputy arrested in Internet child porn case

      Ex-L.A. sheriff's deputy arrested in Internet child porn case

      A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday night. Lorne Reed, 32, was taken into custody after authorities with a multiagency task force served a search warrant Wednesday at his Santa Fe Springs home, according...

    • L.A. County sheriff's deputy acquitted of felony assaults, convicted of misdemeanors

      L.A. County sheriff's deputy acquitted of felony assaults, convicted of misdemeanors

      A jury Friday acquitted an L.A. County sheriff's deputy of a series of felonies in the beatings of inmates, but convicted him on three misdemeanor counts of simple assault. Prosecutors accused Jermaine Jackson of beating inmates in the Compton courthouse lockup and Twin Towers jail and said he...

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