| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:02 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:02 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:16 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:53 PM
After two closed-door meetings Tuesday, Los Angeles County supervisors announced they have selected Orange County Undersheriff John Scott to take over for the resigning Lee Baca until voters select a new sheriff later this year.
The vote was 4-0, with...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj:
As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it.
We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Another candidate is entering the race to replace Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.
Jim Hellmold, a 25-year department veteran who rose from Baca’s driver to assistant sheriff, told The Times that he would be making a formal announcement soon....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:03 PM
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, who faced a tough battle for reelection amid scandals in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, plans to annouce his retirement, law enforcement sources told The Times.
Baca's decision comes a month after federal...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has identified 15 cases in which employees who got jobs during a controversial mass hiring in 2010 went on to be disciplined for violating department rules, according to a new report by the agency.