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Judge Says Secret Log Shows OC Sheriff's Deputies Dealt 'Extensively' With Jail Informants

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES ? Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals said Friday he was “disappointed and disturbed” by a secret log that Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies kept for years on jail inmates and informants. The 1,157-page...Show More Summary

Orange County DA's Office, Sheriff's Department Disagree About Whether There's A Jailhouse Informant Program

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES ? A jailhouse snitch scandal has been roiling Orange County for almost three years. But prosecutors and law enforcement in the county are now expressing disagreement about whether the informant program at the scandal’s center actually exists at all. “There is no jail informant program in the jail,” Lt. Show More Summary

Man shot by sheriff's deputy after stabbing 2 bus passengers and charging with knife at deputy

A man was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy after he allegedly stabbed two passengers aboard a Metro bus and charged at a deputy with a knife, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 2:45 p.m. when the man refused to exit a bus and later charged...

Ex-boyfriend of Pico Rivera fatal stabbing victim is taken into custody

An ex-boyfriend sought in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old girl in Pico Rivera is in custody and is expected to be held on a murder charge, authorities said Tuesday.  Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies assigned to Pico Rivera Station's summer enforcement team spotted 17-year-old...

Arson suspected after fire strikes three Rosemead carports

Three residential fires that broke out in carports early Tuesday in Rosemead are being investigated as arson by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  As many as 15 vehicles and multiple structures were damaged in the fires, which caused an estimated $275,000 in damage, the Sheriff’s Department...

O.C. judge sentences L.A. sheriff's deputy to 1 year in jail for abusing his girlfriend and setting her hair on fire

An Orange County judge Monday sentenced a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy to one year in jail for abusing his girlfriend —  including breaking her nose and setting her hair on fire — a penalty that prosecutors strongly objected to as overly lenient. In addition to the jail term, Superior Court...

U.S. appeals court upholds $2-million verdict against L.A. County Sheriff's Department

A federal appeals court Monday upheld a $2-million jury verdict against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for a man who suffered brain injury after being severely beaten in a  West Hollywood jail. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided 11-0 that the individual officers in the jail...

Woman's body discovered near Highway 138

The body of a woman was discovered Sunday near Highway 138 in the unincorporated community of Lebec, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the woman found at about 5 p.m. along Gorman Post Road, Deputy Juanita...

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca pleads not guilty to new obstruction charges

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon to felony charges arising from an FBI probe into county jails. At an arraignment in a downtown federal courtroom, Baca entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson and told the judge he suffers from periods...

Former L.A. County sheriff pleads not guilty to new federal charges

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges he sought to obstruct a federal corruption probe that overshadowed the final years of his tenure as chief custodian of the nation’s largest county jail system. Baca, 74, was indicted last week on three new...

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to appear in court to answer new obstruction charges

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is expected Friday afternoon in federal court to answer to felony charges arising from an FBI probe into county jails. Baca is scheduled to be arraigned in a downtown courtroom, where he will tell U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson how he pleads to the...

Three deputy shootings underscore need for oversight commission

Three recent shootings of unarmed men by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies underscore the need for a civilian oversight commission  — and the Board of Supervisors’ unfathomable delay in getting that panel up and running. Donnell Thompson was shot to death on July 28 in Compton as deputies responded...

Officials investigating report of a body buried at a Carson home

Detectives are searching a Carson property Thursday after receiving a tip about a body possibly buried there.  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives responded to the 21600 block of Prospect Avenue at about 7:45 a.m. to investigate, authorities said. Detectives received credible...

Los Angeles Police Admitted They Killed an Unarmed, Innocent Man

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday admitted that it killed an innocent man. “No question this is a terribly devastating event,” Capt. Steve Katz said during a news conference at which he explained that Donnell Thompson,...Show More Summary

L.A. sheriff joins high-profile opponents fighting anti-death-penalty ballot measure

Top Los Angeles County officials including Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey have joined a November election battle, announcing support for preserving California’s death penalty and reforming the state’s appeals process. The death penalty should be “for the worst of the worst,”...

LA Sheriff's Department Admits Deputy Killed An Unarmed, Innocent Man

LOS ANGELES ? Donnell Thompson, an unarmed 27-year-old man shot to death by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy last month ? and who the sheriff’s department had originally identified as a suspect in a carjacking ? was actually innocent,...Show More Summary

Unarmed man killed by L.A. deputy was not carjacking suspect

last weekNews : NY Daily News

An unarmed man fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was mistakenly thought to be a suspect in an armed carjacking.

Man shot to death by L.A. County deputy was not a carjacking suspect, officials say

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department acknowledged Tuesday that a man who was shot and killed by a deputy in Compton last month was not connected to a carjacking that led to the shooting, as it had reported earlier. Donnell Thompson, 27, was fatally shot by a deputy on July 28 near the 800...

Don't let the Baca saga obscure the need for ongoing reform at the Sheriff's Department

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The plea deal under which former Sheriff Lee Baca was to serve six months in federal prison looked like it might be the final act in the long-running drama of abuse and corruption in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. But when Judge Percy Anderson rejected the deal as too light, the disgraced...

L.A. County man fatally shot while celebrating his birthday

A man was shot and killed Friday outside his home while celebrating his 39th birthday, witnesses told the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of East 129th Street in unincorporated Willowbrook, authorities said. The victim was standing outside...

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