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  • Letters: Different views of Sheriff Baca

    Re "'Friends of the sheriff,'" Dec. 19 I honor your commitment to exposing corruption and abuse of any sort. But I believe there is another side of L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca that needs to be recognized. Baca has given considerable attention over...
  • One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty

    One in four GPS devices on criminals in L.A. County were faulty
    One in every four GPS devices used to track serious criminals released in Los Angeles County has proved to be faulty, according to a probation department audit — allowing violent felons to roam undetected for days or, in some cases, weeks. The...
  • Sheriff's special hiring program favored friends and relatives

    Sheriff's special hiring program favored friends and relatives
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca maintained a special hiring program that granted preferential treatment to the friends and relatives of department officials, including some candidates who were given jobs despite having troubled histories, according to...
  • Sheriff's Department admits wrongly hiring about 80 problem officers

    Sheriff's Department admits wrongly hiring about 80 problem officers
    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials in 2010 hired about 80 people they shouldn't have because of serious problems in their backgrounds, a department official acknowledged Tuesday. Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers said he was troubled by...
  • L.A. County deputies shed 638 pounds in weight-loss competition

    L.A. County deputies shed 638 pounds in weight-loss competition
    It was the battle of the badge bulge. That's how 20 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies came to spend 2 1/2 months competing to see who could lose the most weight by eating more healthful foods and exercising. A team of 10 female deputies...
  • Letters: About those sheriff hires

    Letters: About those sheriff hires
    Re "Misconduct didn't stop sheriff hires," Dec. 1 What surprised me more than the article itself regarding the hiring of so many bad apples by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was that no one in the department was apparently able to predict...
  • Men's Central Jail is an antique that should be replaced

    Men's Central Jail is an antique that should be replaced
    The visits were two weeks apart. First, I toured the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. And then, on a family trip to San Francisco last week, I visited Alcatraz, which is now a national park. One of the two old pens is hopelessly decrepit,...
  • A dozen-plus L.A. County deputies face arrest in jail abuse probe

    A dozen-plus L.A. County deputies face arrest in jail abuse probe
    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...
  • L.A. Sheriff's Department indictments: 'Sad day,' Baca says

    L.A. Sheriff's Department  indictments: 'Sad day,' Baca says
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said the charges against 18 current and former sworn officers on allegations of jail misconduct mark a "sad day" for the department, but he denied suggestions that it represents a larger, institutional problem. At a...
  • Monday morning massacre at L.A. Sheriff's Dept.

     Monday morning massacre at L.A. Sheriff's Dept.
    Any lingering doubt about whether there are deep-seated problems of abuse at Los Angeles County jails should be put to rest by Monday's arrests following the unsealing of formal charges against 18 current or former sheriff's deputies. Any inclination to...
  • 18 current, former L.A. County sheriff's deputies face federal charges

    18 current, former L.A. County sheriff's deputies face federal charges
    Federal authorities announced charges Monday against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of beating jail inmates and visitors, trying to intimidate an FBI agent and other crimes following an investigation of corruption...