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  • Sheriff Baca took weekend to mull his options

    Sheriff Baca took weekend to mull his options
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca had something on his mind Friday and needed some advice. He summoned a top aide to his office and let him in on a secret: Baca was thinking about stepping down. The sheriff's leadership was under attack after a string...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement: 'Very shocking and very surprising'

    Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement: 'Very shocking and very surprising'
    Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise decision to retire was met with shock and praise across Los Angeles County. Baca announced Tuesday he will step down at the end of the month. The move comes amid several scandals in the Sheriff's Department and an ongoing...
  • Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling

    Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling
    Sheriff Lee Baca’s surprise retirement prompted two parallel furors on Tuesday — among county leaders, who must quickly pick an interim replacement, and among potential candidates who are reassessing a field that was dramatically altered by...
  • Political scramble on to replace Sheriff Baca

    Political scramble on to replace Sheriff Baca
    With Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announcing that he will retire at the end of the month, a political scramble was underway to lead the troubled agency. One of his top assistants said Tuesday he is now running for sheriff. "My calling card will...
  • Sheriff Baca expected to announce retirement Tuesday morning

    Sheriff Baca expected to announce retirement Tuesday morning
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m., with sources telling The Times he plans to announce his retirement. The news of Baca's decision to step down has stunned people inside and outside the Sheriff's Department....
  • Sheriff Lee Baca to retire amid scrutiny, FBI probe, sources say

    Sheriff Lee Baca to retire amid scrutiny, FBI probe, sources say
    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...
  • 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...
  • How the bad apples got hired at the Sheriff's Dept.

     How the bad apples got hired at the Sheriff's Dept.
    Sheriff Lee Baca had his hands full last week responding to the arrests of 18 of his current and former deputies amid a continuing investigation into abuse of inmates at Los Angeles County's jails, so let's hope he hasn't forgotten that he is due to...
  • County board wants more detail from Baca on deputy hiring scandal

    County board wants more detail from Baca on deputy hiring scandal
    Los Angeles County's governing board called on Sheriff Lee Baca to provide more details on his agency's controversial hiring of deputies and others three years ago with histories of reported misconduct. The Sheriff's Department “is just one hell...