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  • It's time to figure out oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department

    It's time to figure out oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department
    Is the crisis at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over? Or, to put it another way, has the opportunity to reform the department passed? Sheriff Lee Baca left office at the end of January, the Board of Supervisors appointed John Scott to...
  • Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant

    Email raises questions about Tanaka's role in handling of inmate informant
    An internal L.A. County Sheriff's Department email obtained by The Times raises new questions about the role former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka played in the handling of a jail inmate who was working as an FBI informant. Federal prosecutors allege that...
  • GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers

    GPS monitoring alerts overwhelm probation officers
    SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding. The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle...
  • Ex-LAPD Chief William Bratton endorses Jim McDonnell for sheriff

    Ex-LAPD Chief William Bratton endorses Jim McDonnell for sheriff
    Former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton on Thursday announced his endorsement of Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell to be the next L.A. County sheriff. McDonnell's "uniquely varied skills, recognized and respected leadership, and decades...
  • John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list

    John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list
    I overheard this outside the L.A. County sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park. "So, how's he doing?" "He seems good so far. Everybody's just wait and see." "He" is the interim sheriff, John L. Scott, chosen to replace Lee Baca, who retired as...
  • Official outlines challenges in reforming Sheriff's Dept.

    Official outlines challenges in reforming Sheriff's Dept.
    The newly instated inspector general charged with overseeing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spoke to the public for the first time Monday, frankly laying out the problems facing the embattled agency. "The bad news," read one of the first...
  • U.S. charges deputies with beating handcuffed inmate

    U.S. charges deputies with beating handcuffed inmate
    Federal prosecutors announced charges Friday against two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting a handcuffed inmate in a case that broadens the FBI's ongoing inquiry and raises new questions about how the Sheriff's Department has...
  • TCA: Director of Ruben Salazar film talks about struggle to get files

    TCA: Director of Ruben Salazar film talks about struggle to get files
    Newly obtained police documents were pivotal in making the upcoming PBS documentary "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle," which examines the life and controversial death in 1970 of the prominent Mexican American journalist, said filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez....
  • Sheriff's deputy charged with assaulting third jail inmate

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy already accused of assaulting two inmates and lying about the incidents in later reports also assaulted a third inmate, prosecutors alleged in new charges filed Thursday. Jermaine W. Jackson, a five-year veteran...
  • Cameras bolster jailhouse force investigations

    Cameras bolster jailhouse force investigations
    Cameras installed inside Los Angeles County jails have been a powerful tool in vetting allegations of deputies abusing inmates, according to a watchdog report released Thursday. For years, critics of the Sheriff’s Department's jails pushed the...
  • Cameras placed in L.A. County jails have been effective, report says

    Cameras placed in L.A. County jails have been effective, report says
    The hundreds of cameras installed inside Los Angeles County jails in response to an inmate abuse scandal have been powerful tools in vetting allegations against jailers, according to a watchdog report released Thursday. For years, critics of the...