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L.A. County sheriff's deputies fatally shoot Lancaster man armed with 4-foot ax

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a Lancaster man armed with an 4-foot-long ax Thursday night when he apparently refused to drop the sharp tool even after he was struck several times with a stun gun. After deputies shot the 45-year-old man, he was taken to an area hospital and...

L.A. County sheriff's deputies fatally shoot Lancaster man armed with 4-foot ax

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a Lancaster man armed with an 4-foot-long ax Thursday night when he apparently refused to drop the sharp tool even after he was struck several times with a stun gun. After deputies shot the 45-year-old man, he was taken to an area hospital and...

Federal officials should have made an example of Lee Baca

To the editor: No more than six months in prison? Possible probation? Really? And those in positions to fix the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department permanently are holding meetings to figure out how it got so corrupt? ("Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca pleads guilty in jail scandal," Feb. 10)...

Ex-L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca may go to jail but he'll get to keep his county pension

Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca could lose his freedom for up to six months when he is sentenced in federal court in May, but there's one thing he won't forfeit — his county pension. Reforms enacted in 2013 to strip pensions from public employees who commit job-related felonies will...

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

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

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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

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...

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...

2 sheriff's deputies in jail abuse case won't be retried on excessive force charges

Federal prosecutors Tuesday struck a deal with two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies that allows the men to avoid a second trial on charges they used excessive force on a jail inmate. Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez were accused of unjustly beating the handcuffed inmate and then lying about...

2 sheriff's deputies in jail abuse case won't be retried on excessive force charges

Federal prosecutors Tuesday struck a deal with two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies that allows the men to avoid a second trial on charges they used excessive force on a jail inmate. Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez were accused of unjustly beating the handcuffed inmate and then lying about...

Calif. murder suspect captured in Nevada after being mistakenly released from jail

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A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Southern California jail last month has been captured in Nevada, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday. Authorities had offered a $20,000 reward for help locating Steven Lawrence Wright, 37, who was awaiting trial for a...

Murder suspect mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada. The department says detectives learned Monday that Steven Lawrence Wright might be hiding in a Boulder City hotel and requested assistance from the FBI and local...

More than 1,000 pot plants discovered at Diamond Bar home

Authorities responding to reports of a possible break-in at a Los Angeles County home extinguished a small fire and then discovered more than 1,000 marijuana plants growing inside. Sheriff's Sgt. Byron Ward says officials received a call late Saturday reporting a possible burglary at the home in...

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