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Another L.A. County sheriff's deputy is convicted in jail abuse scandal

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a seventh sheriff's deputy of obstructing a federal civil-rights investigation into excessive force and corruption inside the Los Angeles County jails, delivering a victory to prosecutors as they continue their probe into the lockups.

Seventh Los Angeles sheriff's official found guilty in jail probe

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was found guilty on Tuesday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for his role in trying to thwart a federal probe into prisoner abuse and other misconduct inside the United States' largest jail system. Show More Summary

Jail deputy convicted in conspiracy to hide federal informant

A federal court jury convicted a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Tuesday of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a scheme aimed at hiding an inmate who had been working as a federal informant.

Jail deputy convicted in conspiracy to hide federal informant

A federal court jury convicted a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Tuesday of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a scheme aimed at hiding an inmate who had been working as a federal informant.

Man shot, killed in Norwalk

Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were investigating the fatal shooting Monday of a man in Norwalk.

Sheriff's Department makes some violent crimes appear more serious

An initial review of crime statistics at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released Thursday found that the agency tends to overstate violent crime.

Former L.A. County deputy pleads not guilty in child porn case

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to child porn charges stemming from a months-long investigation by state and federal authorities earlier this year.

James Edson Gillis, 87

James Edson Gillis, an 87-year-old white man, was found dead Friday, Sept. 5, in the 31900 block of Emerald Lane in Castaic, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Shortly after 9 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to a local Walgreens because a woman walked in and told employees to call 911, said Lt. Show More Summary

Former L.A. County sheriff's deputy pleads no contest to ticket-fixing

A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pleaded no contest Wednesday to accepting bribes in exchange for fixing traffic tickets before they were filed in court.

Fire that damaged Colossus roller coaster sparked by welders

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said the fire that damaged the wooden coaster Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Monday was sparked by welders working on the ride.

After tough audit, Metro moves to strengthen transit police oversight

Following a bruising audit that criticized the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for failing to reduce violent crime on Metro trains and buses, transportation officials Thursday proposed new regulations to tighten oversight of the lucrative policing contract.

Two motorcyclists shot and wounded on 60 Freeway, authorities say

Los Angeles police and county sheriff's officials are investigating shootings that wounded two motorcyclists riding on the 60 Freeway.

Man shot to death on sidewalk in Compton

A man was shot to death on a sidewalk in Compton on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

D.A. rejects charges against sheriff's deputy who killed cyclist

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was typing on a patrol car computer when he hit and killed a bicyclist in Calabasas last year will not be prosecuted, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in a statement Thursday.

LA Sheriff's Deputy Who Killed Former Napster Exec Won't Be Charged

3 weeks agoTechnology : Valleywag

Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. was killed while biking last December when a Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy lost control of his vehicle while using a laptop. Now, the L.A. County District Attorney is declining to bring charges against the deputy, saying there is not enough evidence to prove negligence. Read more...

Lynwood gunman who died in standoff was unprovoked, officials say

A man who wounded a Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective in Lynwood Tuesday before barricading himself in an apartment was not part of the investigation taking place at the time, officials said.

LA Police: Online Piracy Funds Drug Dealers and Terrorists

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sees piracy as one of its top priorities. In a highly tainted news report the Assistant Sheriff claims a direct link between piracy, organized crime and terrorism. But are the alleged pirates who inspired the report really hardcore criminals? Let's find out. Show More Summary

Luther Lathron Walker, 38

Luther Lathron Walker, a 38-year-old black man, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Monday, Aug. 18, in the 8800 block of Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Deputies received a call about 5:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Sheriff's deputy shot in Lynwood; suspect may be barricaded

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was injured during a shooting in Lynwood on Tuesday, but the extent of the injury was not immediately known, officials said.

Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot and injured in a packed nightclub early Sunday, but he was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

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