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West Covina police officer shot in chest after approaching man on bike

A West Covina police officer was shot in the chest after he approached a man on a bicycle, the sheriff's department said.  The officer is expected to survive and was transported to a hospital, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said in a statement. The suspect is still at large. The gunfight...

Deputy identified in Norwalk shooting that killed man in stolen car

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has identified Luke Liu as the deputy who fatally shot Francisco Garcia 26, at a Norwalk gas station on Feb. 24.  Liu has worked for the Sheriff's Department since June 2007 and is assigned...Show More Summary

A top L.A. sheriff's recruit was just days on the job when he says deputies beat an unresisting inmate

Less than a week into his career as a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, Josh Sather was summoned by his training officer to the sixth floor of the Twin Towers jail. Sather, a promising rookie who had graduated at the top of his class of recruits, was told an inmate had left his cell without...

Two L.A. sheriff's deputies convicted of beating mentally ill inmate

A Los Angeles federal jury on Monday found two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies guilty of beating an inmate and falsifying reports to cover up the attack, the latest in a series of convictions connected to the county's jail abuse scandal. Bryan Brunsting and Jason Branum were each convicted...

Sheriff's firefighter unions spend heavily on candidate in L.A. County supervisor's race

Unions representing Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and firefighters have pumped at least $800,000 into an independent expenditure committee supporting Kathryn Barger, chief of staff to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, in her bid to replace him. Campaign finance statements posted...

Search is on near Mt. Wilson for a suspected downed plane

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s search and rescue team and county firefighters are looking for a small plane they believe may have gone down near Mt Wilson on Sunday. An air traffic controller reported that a Cessna fell off the radar Sunday morning, said Lt. Randy Tuinstra. Sheriff’s search and...

Jesus Javier Paez, 22

Jesus Javier Paez, a 22-year-old Latino, died Monday, May 9, after he was shot in the 4300 block of Clara Street in Cudahy, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.  Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were called to the residential area about 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Essential California: How to help L.A.'s homeless

Good morning. It is Wednesday, May 11. How should you pronounce Los Angeles? There are many thoughts on the subject. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Deputies charged Two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies were charged with multiple felonies Tuesday for an alleyway...

More L.A. County Sheriff's deputies get sent to prison

Two more of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s “finest” have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in the savage beating of a restrained county jail inmate. Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez were convicted this past...Show More Summary

L.A. County sheriff's psychologist accused of child sex crimes

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department psychologist was charged Monday with multiple felony counts of molesting a young boy and girl, prosecutors said. Michael Dane Ward, 44, is accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy from August 2014 to March 31, 2016, and a 10-year-old girl from August 2015...

L.A. County sheriff's deputies sentenced to federal prison in jail beating case

Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were sentenced Monday to more than a year each in federal prison for lying on reports they wrote about violently subduing a handcuffed jail inmate. Joey Aguiar was given 18 months and Mariano Ramirez 13 months after striking a deal with prosecutors that...

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy found drunk in tamale vendor's car, authorities say

A 16-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been placed on leave after he got drunk, sat in the front of a tamale vendor’s car and was disarmed by bystanders, authorities said. The deputy, whose name was not released by authorities, was relieved of duty with pay Wednesday...

Sheriff's detectives investigate shooting death in South L.A.

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting of a man Friday near West 91st Street and South Vermont Avenue in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. No arrests had been made in the shooting, which occurred about 3:20 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Department. No...

Another Secret Cache Of Notes On Jail Informants Surface In Orange County Snitch Scandal

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES -- A group of Orange County Sheriff's deputies for years kept a secret log of daily activities that included significant details about using jailhouse informants -- notes they didn't turn over to defense attorneys actively...Show More Summary

Decomposed bodies found in Santa Clarita home; no foul play suspected

The decomposed bodies of a man and a woman were found in their Santa Clarita home Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Homicide detectives found the bodies in the 19000 block of Pleasantdale Street about 6 p.m. Thursday after a caller said the residents had not been...

Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Muslim leaders announce a partnership in wake of racist emails

After meeting with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Wednesday, Muslim leaders said they are ready to work with law enforcement officials to move past the racist emails forwarded by one of McDonnell’s top aides.The aide, Tom Angel, resigned last weekend under pressure from those Muslim...

South L.A.-area shooting victim was not a gang member, investigators say

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide investigators say Frederick Andreas Castro, who was killed outside his home on April 2, was not a gang member. Earlier they had said he was. "We do believe this is a gang-related shooting,...Show More Summary

Teacher falls, stabbed in the back with her pencil

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's helicopter rescued a teacher leading students on a hike to Eaton Canyon waterfall after she fell Monday and ended up with a pencil jammed into her back less than an inch from her spine.  The woman, one of two teachers accompanying children on the popular hiking trail...

Top LA Sheriff Official Resigns After Racist Emails Revealed

Tom Angel, one of the highest ranking Los Angeles County sheriff's officials, has resigned amid widespread backlash over racist, bigoted, and sexist emails he sent while working with the Burbank Police Department.

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Official Resigns After Newspaper Publishes His Racist Emails

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell initially stood by his chief of staff when newspapers revealed his history of sending racist emails to coworkers. The post Los Angeles Law Enforcement Official Resigns After Newspaper Publishes His Racist Emails appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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