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  • Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?

    Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?
    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...
  • Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California

    Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California
    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....
  • Pastor removed as sheriff's aide after pot dispensary found

    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,...
  • Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation

    Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation
    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...
  • L.A. Sheriff Baca held liable for $100,000 in inmate abuse case

    L.A. Sheriff Baca held liable for $100,000 in inmate abuse case
    A federal jury has found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate in the Men's Central Jail, meaning the sheriff could be required to pay $100,000 out of pocket. It is the first time a jury has held...
  • Sheriff Baca spokesman disputes verdict in jail abuse case

    Sheriff Baca spokesman disputes verdict in jail abuse case
    A federal jury made a mistake this week when it found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate, a department official said. "We respect juries, but they made a mistake," department spokesman Steve Whitmore said....
  • Another misstep on L.A. jails

     Another misstep on L.A. jails
    Less than a month ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to spend $75 million to send 500 long-term inmates to a Kern County facility in an effort to ease jail overcrowding. Now, citing legal concerns, the board seems inclined to pull...
  • Inmates avoided home detention program by claiming to be homeless

    Inmates avoided home detention program by claiming to be homeless
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has for years tried to reduce jail overcrowding and the early release of inmates by placing low-level offenders into home detention and work-release programs. But these programs have largely failed to make a...
  • Deputy-involved shooting in Inglewood leaves one man dead

    Deputy-involved shooting in Inglewood leaves one man dead
    A shooting near Hollywood Park in Inglewood has left one suspect dead and two sheriff's deputies injured, officials said early Tuesday. The shooting occurred at about 12:01 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Century Boulevard after a routine traffic stop,...
  • 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...