| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed to pay $722,000 to settle a civil lawsuit filed by a former jail inmate who said Sheriff Lee Baca showed "deliberate indifference" to dangerous conditions in the county jails.
Dion Starr, 44, said he was stabbed...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A special commission to review Los Angeles County’s child protection system convened for the first time on Aug. 1 — and then promptly vanished from the headlines. Whatever happened to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection?
| Nov 18, 2013
Last week, a federal jury awarded $210,000 in punitive damages to five inmates who were beaten while being held in Los Angeles County jails. Five county sheriff's deputies — all supervisors, not the officers who administered the beatings —...
| Nov 17, 2013
How can anyone go wrong criticizing Los Angeles County government? It's big, bulky and slow. Many of its data systems are locked in an outmoded paper-and-pushcart world, gumming up communication among offices and denying competent service to a large chunk...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:30 PM
A pastor and top civilian aide to L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after officials learned he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop, a spokesman said...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:02 PM
A top civilian aide to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the department learned that he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Dozens of events commemorating Veterans Day are scheduled across Southern California today.
Also, The Times has compiled a database of California's war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers can examine the fallens' biographies and offer comments....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:30 PM
On Thursday, a federal jury awarded $740,000 in general damages to five inmates who said they were severely beaten by 27 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while the men were detained at Men’s Central Jail.
Of course, county taxpayers...
| Nov 8, 2013
A federal jury Thursday awarded $740,000 to five inmates who alleged they were beaten by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies.
The beatings, which resulted in the inmates sustaining broken bones, were in retaliation for the August 2008...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:59 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department failed to thoroughly investigate allegations from inmates who said they were physically abused by deputies, according to an analysis of 31 cases by the department's internal watchdog.
In a 145-page report, the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:52 PM
I'm not sure how many of you out there were planning on sending gifts to Los Angeles City Council representatives this holiday season, but if you missed the news, the council members are happy to accept even bigger presents than they have in the past....