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  • L.A. County sheriff reveals 15 cases of discipline against 2010 hires

    L.A. County sheriff reveals 15 cases of discipline against 2010 hires
    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. The...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca to retire at end of month

    Sheriff Lee Baca to retire at end of month
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month. Baca — who spent 48 years with the department including 15 as sheriff — was at times...
  • Readers on Sheriff Baca's resignation: Now what?

    Readers on Sheriff Baca's resignation: Now what?
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement ahead of the upcoming election, and most of the readers who have sent letters reacting to the resignation have welcomed the news. As I've noted in the past, reader opinion (including that of...
  • Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal

    Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal
    A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a cross back to the county's official seal, despite warnings the decision would invite legal challenges. The proposal to change the seal, which appears on flags, vehicles and written...
  • Letters: Baca's resignation -- will anything change for jail inmates?

    Letters: Baca's resignation -- will anything change for jail inmates?
    Re "Baca plans to retire, sources say," Jan. 7 The resignation of Lee Baca as sheriff of Los Angeles County is, in theory, a great step forward in accountability. But this is not the end of our community's struggle to find a humane balance in the...
  • Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department

    Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise retirement announcement Tuesday upended the election campaign to lead the nation's largest sheriff's department and added new complexities to reform efforts after a series of scandals and an ongoing federal...
  • L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff

    L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff
    Sheriff Lee Baca followed up his Monday endorsement of a plan to subject his office to an oversight commission with a Tuesday announcement that he would resign. Tougher scrutiny of the sheriff makes sense, he seemed to be saying -- just not for me....
  • L.A. County Sheriff Baca plans to retire, sources say

     L.A. County Sheriff Baca plans to retire, sources say
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, facing a tough battle for reelection amid scandals in his agency, plans to announce his retirement as soon as Tuesday, sources told The Times. Baca told top officials in county government late Monday that he believes...
  • Baca's gone but the problems remain

    Baca's gone but the problems remain
    After months of deepening federal investigations, damning news exposes and a scathing county commission report that decried his "failure of leadership," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finally took the hint Tuesday and announced that he would step...
  • 5 better ways to enlist U.S. Muslims in the fight against terrorism

    5 better ways to enlist U.S. Muslims in the fight against terrorism
    As someone who has been involved in counter-terrorism for more than 20 years, I was intrigued with former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman's Op-Ed article Monday on effective strategies to combat radicalization.   I appreciate Harman's suggestion that we...
  • Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission

    Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca threw his support Monday behind a proposal to set up an oversight commission for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by allegations of widespread misconduct and abuse of inmates in the nation's largest jail...