Keri Blakinger covers the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2023, she spent nearly seven years in Texas, first covering criminal justice for the Houston Chronicle and then covering prisons for the Marshall Project. Her work has appeared everywhere from the BBC to the New York Daily News, from Vice to the Washington Post Magazine, where her 2019 reporting on women in jail helped earn a National Magazine Award. She is the author of “Corrections in Ink,” a 2022 memoir about her time in prison.
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On his 99th day in office, Sheriff Robert Luna sat down with The Times to talk about what he’s done, and what he’s doing.
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An alert by the U.S. State Department urges American travelers to “exercise caution” when purchasing drugs from pharmacies in Mexico.
Sheriff’s Department officials now say they’ve handed a suspected gun permitting fraud case over to the FBI, not the state attorney general.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said the state, and not his department, was the proper office to investigate charges of fraud in concealed gun permits.
Congressional lawmakers have asked the State Department to warn Americans that some Mexican pharmacies are selling counterfeit pills tainted with fentanyl.
Feds knew for years fentanyl-tainted pills from Mexican pharmacies were killing Americans
U.S. authorities have known for years that Americans have died after consuming counterfeit pills containing fentanyl purchased from pharmacies in Mexico.
El abogado especial insta al sheriff a prohibir el “cáncer” de las bandas de agentes del sheriff
Un nuevo informe de la Comisión Civil de Supervisión condena el “cáncer” que suponen las violentas bandas de ayudantes del sheriff del condado de Los Ángeles e insta a prohibir estos grupos clandestinos.