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Federal prosecutors seek two-year prison term for convicted former Sheriff Lee Baca

Federal prosecutors will seek to put former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca in prison for two years when he is sentenced next month for obstructing a probe into abuses at county jails, according to court documents. In an 11-page document filed Monday, federal prosecutors said they took Baca’s...

There’s A Jail Snitch Program In Orange County, And Here Are The Inside Memos That Detail It

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES ? The debate about whether the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is operating a jailhouse informant program is over. According to Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals, it’s over. According to the 4th District Court of Appeal, which affirmed Goethals’ findings last year, it’s over. Show More Summary

'Caravan Against Fear' makes a stop in downtown Los Angeles

Immigration advocates held a demonstration Monday in downtown Los Angeles to call on lawmakers to pass sanctuary policies, and to urge L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell to stop cooperating with immigration officials. The rally is part of the “Caravan Against Fear.” Monday’s stop was one of the...

Man shot and killed by L.A. County sheriff's deputies during burglary call in South L.A.

A man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies early Wednesday after he reached for a handgun inside a vehicle during a burglary investigation in South Los Angeles, authorities said. Deputies were responding to a burglary call about 1:15 a.m. in the area of 91st Street and Compton...

Sheriff's deputy won't be charged in domestic violence case but remains on leave as department probes video

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy at the center of controversy after a YouTube video showed him inside his patrol car ignoring a shooting call won’t face charges in a separate incident in which he was accused of domestic violence. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to...

Prosecutors file charges against Covina man accused of shooting at deputies while recording standoff live on Facebook

A 20-year-old man who shot at Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies while recording the standoff live on Facebook was criminally charged Tuesday, according to prosecutors. Sean Vasquez was charged with five counts of attempted murder and seven counts of assault with a firearm upon a peace officer,...

Man accused of firing on L.A. County sheriff's deputies records standoff live on Facebook

A man accused of shooting at Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in a Covina neighborhood recorded the standoff live on Facebook on Sunday. Sean Vasquez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon about 1:15 p.m. after deputies were fired at and Vasquez barricaded...

Sheriff's deputies respond to reports of shots fired near Covina

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s SWAT team was dispatched to a residential neighborhood near Covina on Sunday morning after a gunman fired shots at deputies, authorities said. The deputies were responding to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 16700 block of East Cypress Street when...

Sheriff's detectives investigating fatal stabbing in Santa Clarita

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman in her Santa Clarita residence Saturday night and have detained the victim’s live-in girlfriend for questioning, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies received a call from the victim’s mother at about 5:45 p.m....

Cost to taxpayers for settling sheriff's deputy misconduct claims soaring, topped $50 million last year

In one case, Los Angeles County paid more than $6 million to a woman who had been raped by a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop. In another, it took more than $7 million to resolve multiple lawsuits after deputies in West Hollywood mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one and seriously wounding...

Authorities release one man, arrest another in Lancaster fatal shooting

Authorities have released one man and arrested another in connection with a fatal shooting in Lancaster on Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Rakym Thibodeaux, 29, was booked on suspicion of murder and is being held at the Lancaster station in lieu of $1 million...

Man and woman fatally shot in possible murder-suicide, officials say

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting deaths of a woman and a man in south Los Angeles County on Friday as a possible murder-suicide, sheriff’s officials said. The two fatal shootings were reported about 5 p.m. less than half a mile from each other. The relationship between the two...

D.A.'s office honors siblings taken hostage by man suspected in killing of sheriff's sergeant

As news broke that the man suspected of killing a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was thought to be hiding in her Lancaster neighborhood, Sara Arrowsmith received a text that still haunts her months later: “He’s in the house, Mom.” Minutes earlier, according to prosecutors, Trenton Trevon...

L.A. County supervisors to review how to fire or reassign sheriff's deputies, other employees with histories of dishonesty

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to look for ways to make it easier to fire or reassign sheriff’s deputies, social workers and other county employees who have been dishonest or committed other serious misconduct. The move comes amid high-profile cases that have...

Suspect with knife shot by police in Los Angeles County

Authorities say a suspect with a knife was shot and wounded by police in eastern Los Angeles County. Sheriff's Deputy Kelvin Moody says the man was hospitalized in stable condition … Click to Continue »

2 killed, several injured in shootings in Harbor Gateway, Huntington Park

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to two separate fatal shootings overnight that also left several other people injured. The first shooting occurred about 12:40 a.m. Sunday when deputies on patrol heard gunshots in the 12700 block of South...

Orange County Sheriff's Department Admitted To Cultivating 'Hundreds Of Jailhouse Informants,' Lawyer Says

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES ? A notorious jailhouse informant program in Orange County has been maintained and promoted for decades by the OC Sheriff’s Department, whose leadership and staff were committed to illegally concealing it ? those are theShow More Summary

'Someone's getting shot right now ... oh well': L.A. deputy ignores call in video to ex-girlfriend

A video posted on YouTube shows a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy ignoring a call of a shooting while recording a personal message to his ex-girlfriend, sparking an investigation and condemnation from the sheriff himself. The video, recorded several months ago, was made public last month by...

Deputy ignores call in video posted on YouTube: 'Someone's getting shot right now ... oh well'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into a video posted on YouTube that shows a deputy ignoring a call of a shooting while recording a personal message to his ex-girlfriend. The undated video was made public last month by Priscilla Anderson after she felt L.A....

Deputy ignores call in video posted on YouTube: 'Someone's getting shot right now ... oh well'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into a video posted on YouTube that shows a deputy ignoring a call of a shooting while recording a personal message to his ex-girlfriend. The undated video was made public last month by Priscilla Anderson after she felt L.A....

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