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Deputy identified in shooting that killed spear-wielding man

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has identified the deputy who shot and killed a Maywood man, who had a makeshift spear, June 11.  Eric Chinaerian, an East L.A. station deputy who has worked with the department since April 9, 2007,  fired the shots that killed Jesus Alfredo Duran Sr., according to a letter signed by Capt. Show More Summary

Six months in prison is better than nothing for former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca

Having rejected the plea deal proposed for former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca because it would not impose enough prison time, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson may paradoxically give Baca a way to avoid spending any time at all behind bars. Baca had agreed to plead guilty to lying to federal...

Ex-sheriff's plea deal rejected in corruption probe

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

A judge said the plea deal for former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was too lenient for his "gross abuse of the public's trust"

Judge throws out ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's plea deal, saying 6 months in prison is not enough

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A federal judge rejected a plea agreement Monday under which former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca would have served up to six months in prison for lying to federal authorities, saying the punishment was not severe enough. Addressing prosecutors and Baca in a downtown courtroom, U.S. District...

Once one of the nation's most powerful cops, is ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca heading to prison?

Lee Baca was never an easy man to define.  Throughout a remarkable, albeit flawed, career as sheriff of Los Angeles County, Baca defied tough-guy police stereotypes with an affectionate, oddball style of leadership that earned him the nickname "Sheriff Moonbeam.” He was at once admired for his...

Robbery arrest collars suspect in unsolved 2015 San Dimas murder

A suspect in a string of crimes up and down the state has allegedly admitted to being involved in the unsolved murder of a San Dimas sandwich shop owner, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Sergey Gutsu, 24, was one of two men taken into custody in Sonoma County, north of San...

L.A. area law enforcement urges vigilance following Nice terror attack

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department are urging residents to remain vigilant of suspicious behavior following a deadly terror attack in France, but say neither agency has received "specific or credible threats" locally. A truck attack on crowds celebrating...

A Strange Twist In The Suge Knight Case: Jailhouse Snitch Turns On Detectives

LOS ANGELES ? A prolific jailhouse informant who has worked inside county jails here said that he was ordered by a Los Angeles County sheriff to create false testimony surrounding rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight. The informant told Knight’s...Show More Summary

For many cops in L.A., the Dallas sniper attack was 'worst nightmare'

The first call of the night: a fight at a Compton apartment complex with a machete, maybe a handgun. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Kearns, 36, knew these apartments. Deputies had previously gone there on a tip looking for a man with a rifle, he said. Kearns had just learned of the police...

At least 2 bodies found in forest burned by San Gabriel Complex fire

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are trying to track down the bodies of at least two people that were reportedly found Thursday in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa. The bodies were reported shortly after 2 p.m. in the hills above San Gabriel Canyon Road, in...

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man in Bell

A knife-wielding man provoked Bell police before officers fatally shot him near a convenience store Thursday morning, authorities said. Bell police officers and and one Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy responded to calls of a domestic dispute at a convenience store in the 7100 block of Atlantic...

Family of man shot 'at least' 17 times by deputies in East L.A. files lawsuit

The family of a man allegedly shot at least 17 times by deputies in East Los Angeles has filed a federal lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the family’s attorney said. Eduardo Edwin Rodriguez, 24, was shot and killed around 3 a.m. on Feb. 14 after he and two others were...

Woman found dead in WeHo trash bin

A woman was found dead Wednesday in a West Hollywood trash bin across the street from Cedars-Sinai Hospital, authorities said. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded about noon to the 8700 block of Beverly Boulevard behind the site of the former Jerry’s Famous Deli...

'Fuck Muzlim' And 'Terroist' Spray-Painted On Muslim Man's Car

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A hate crime task force is investigating who spray-painted a swastika and anti-Muslim graffiti on a Muslim man’s car in Palmdale, California, on the final day of Ramadan. Lt. Belinda Johnson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department...Show More Summary

9-Year-Old Girl Loses Hand, Sustains Blast Injuries To Her Face From Fireworks

A 9-year-old girl in Southern California lost her hand and fingers on Saturday due to fireworks. Fox News reports that the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. at Compton Park. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that the girl also sustained severe injuries to her face. Show More Summary

9-year-old Compton girl loses left hand in illegal fireworks explosion, police say

A 9-year-old girl lost her left hand and her right hand and face were injured in an illegal fireworks explosion in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday.  The department’s arson and explosives detail responded about 12:30 p.m. Saturday to the 2500 block of West Alondra...

Gay Vlogger Calum McSwiggan Arrested for Vandalism, L.A. Sheriffs Dispute Claim of Attack

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Towleroad has confirmed that gay vlogger Calum McSwiggan was arrested in West Hollywood early Monday morning by Los Angeles County Sheriffs for vandalism. In a press release issued Tuesday, the L.A. County Sheriffs Department (LACSD) also said they h… Read The post Gay Vlogger Calum McSwiggan Arrested for Vandalism, L.A. Show More Summary

Man charged with attempted murder of 10 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies

An ex-convict has been charged with trying to kill 10 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at a DUI checkpoint last week and then taking a man hostage in a standoff in Bellflower, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Juan Manuel Martinez, 39, of Burbank, faces more than a dozen felony counts, including...

Former L.A. undersheriff gets five years after corruption conviction

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The former second-in-command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Monday for his role in trying to thwart an FBI probe of corruption and abuse in the country’s largest county jail system. Paul Tanaka, 57, who retired as...

Gunman takes hostages in Palmdale home, shoots himself

An armed man who held six to seven people hostage in a Palmdale home is in critical condition after shooting himself, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Weapons Team, along with other units, responded to a call of a barricaded suspect about 12:25 p.m. Saturday in...

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