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Former sheriff of L.A. County pleads guilty in corruption probe

Lee Baca, the former sheriff of Los Angeles County, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of lying to investigators on Wednesday, February 10,  during a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of corruption in the Los Angeles County jail system in 2014. Show More Summary

Will Ferrell, scientist? He plays it for laughs in "HowDoYouMuseum videos for La Brea Tar Pits

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Will Ferrell, Mark Bradford and Gary Baseman are among those being featured in the #HowDoYouMuseum video campaign launched Thursday by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the La Brea Tar Pits. The Ferrell videos feature the comedian as a scientist in a tar-stained lab coat answering...

Autumn Johnson, 1

Autumn Johnson, a 1-year-old black female, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. The cause of death is pending.

Efrin Murillo, 28

Efrin Murillo, a 28-year-old Latino male, died Monday, Feb. 8, in Duarte, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. The cause of death is pending.

Samuel White, 44

Samuel White, a 44-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 6, near South Broadway and West 93rd Street in Broadway-Manchester, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 9:30 a.m., White was walking west on West 93rd with another man when a person walked up to the two, LAPD Det. Show More Summary

Andre Alexander Howard, 23

Andre Alexander Howard, a 23-year-old black man, was fatally shot Saturday, Feb. 6, in the 3400 block of West 67th Street in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 12:45 p.m., Howard was standing in the area when a person rode up on a bicycle, LAPD Det. Show More Summary

Jose Juan Mendez, 16

Jose Juan Mendez, a 16-year-old Latino, was shot by Los Angeles police Saturday, Feb. 6, near South Lorena and East 6th streets in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 10:45 p.m., officers spotted a stolen vehicle and began following the male driver, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said. Show More Summary

Former L.A. County Sheriff Pleads Guilty in Jail Abuse Scandal Cover-Up

13 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A retired Los Angeles County sheriff has filed a plea agreement in which he admitted that in 2013 he made false statements to federal authorities conducting a probe of the county’s jail system. Lee Baca and his department have been mired in scandal ever since reports emerged of alleged prisoner abuse and a conspiracy to cover it up. Show More Summary

Operation Pandora's Box blew up in L.A. County sheriff's officials' faces

At the center of the FBI's investigation into allegations of obstruction of justice by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials was a top-secret program known to a select few deputies as Operation Pandora's Box. The federal investigation into the operation took a dramatic turn Wednesday with news...

Retired L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca admits he lied to the FBI in the jail abuse scandal

16 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the jail abuse scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen officials, one question has remained open: How high did the corruption go? Retired Sheriff Lee Baca admitted in federal court Wednesday that it went all the...

Nicolas Jaar Remixed Kanye West For A Documentary About Artist Barbara Kruger

What's so good? The Los Angeles County Museum of Art put together a short five-minute documentary about artist Barbara Kruger, titled Picturing Barbara Kruger. Released back in 2014 as part of the museum's ART+FILM series, it was first...Show More Summary

Listen to Nicolas Jaar's Remix of Kanye West's "Blood on the Leaves"

Nicolas Jaar photo by Will Deitz; Kanye West photo by Erez Avissar In 2014, Los Angeles County Museum of Art commissioned a piece about artist Barbara Kruger for its ART+FILM series. "Picturing Barbara Kruger" first showed at the museum's 2014 ART+FILM Gala honoring Kruger. Show More Summary

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Pleads Guilty In Jail Scandal

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators, a stunning reversal for the longtime law enforcement leader who for years insisted he played no role in the misconduct that tarnished...Show More Summary

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca's guilty plea caps a 'sad saga' of corruption

For more than 15 years, Lee Baca was one of Los Angeles' most prominent politicians and law enforcement leaders. But on Wednesday, Baca's legacy as the former sheriff of Los Angeles County took a dark turn when he agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of making false statements as part of a...

At heart of Sheriff's Department scandal was top-secret 'Operation Pandora's Box'

At the center of the FBI's investigation into abuses at the Los Angeles County Jail was a top-secret program known as Operation Pandora's Box. That investigation took a dramatic turn Wednesday with news that retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty to a federal charge of making...

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, his attorney says

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty Wednesday in a downtown federal courtroom to making a false statement, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff's Department. Baca's attorney, Michael Zweibeck, said his client had agreed...

L.A. County sheriff's deputy accidentally shoots himself while chasing two suspects

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot himself following a pursuit of two suspects in Wilmington, authorities said. The deputy suffered leg injuries that are not considered life-threatening and is receiving medical treatment, said Deputy Ryan Rouzan, a department spokesman. The...

Suspects sought in Compton baby's fatal shooting

Authorities on Wednesday were searching for two men wanted in connection with the slaying of a 1-year-old Compton girl late Tuesday evening as she lay in her crib. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said the gunman got out of a car, walked up to a residence near Holly Avenue and...

Girl, 1, killed in Compton as gunfire erupts outside home

A 1-year-old girl lying in her crib was fatally shot late Tuesday evening by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's house in Compton, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said the gunman got out of a car, walked up to the residence and fired in the direction...

$500 million in federal funds earmarked for L.A., Orange County transit projects

The Obama administration has earmarked $500 million for transit projects in Los Angeles and Orange County in the proposed federal budget for next fiscal year, local transportation officials said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority could receive up to $125 million...

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