Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca granted special treatment to friends and relatives of the police department in its hiring program, according to employment records and interviews gathered and reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.
On December 9, 2013, he United States Attorney's Office charged 18 current or one-time Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials with c ivil rights and corruption violations as a part of five criminal cases. The charges wereShow More Summary
China has confirmed that one of its warships almost collided with the USS Cowpens earlier this month. An official from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has acknowledged that the department should not have hired about 80 of the officers it did in 2010. Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
Reinforcing the Los Angeles County jail system's reputation for brutality and corruption, FBI officials unsealed cases last week that charge 18 current and former deputy sheriffs with misconduct. The charges, from four grand jury indictments...Show More Summary
From a cartoonist's standpoint, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the gift that keeps on giving. With allegations that include corruption and inmate abuse, you have to wonder whether the really bad guys aren't the ones inside the cells but the ones guarding them.
A former executive of Napster, Milton Everett Olin Jr., met with a tragic accident on Sunday after he was hit by a police car while he was on his bicycle, ending his life at that very instant itself. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’sShow More Summary
Eighteen current and former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were indicted as part of an FBI investigation into alleged civil rights abuses and corruption, federal prosecutors said Monday. Sixteen of them made initial...Show More Summary
What does it take to provoke a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy to slap handcuffs on you? For a female Austrian diplomat, all it took was asking to see a supervisor at the Men's Central Jail.
While today's indictments were not unexpected, Baca said, "it is nevertheless a sad day for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. We do not tolerate misconduct by any deputies."
According to the Los Angeles Times, 18 current and past members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have been charged with abuse of inmates, misconduct, and obstructing an investigation. Here's the U.S. attorney leading the case: "The...Show More Summary
The FBI is arresting 18 former and current LA county sheriff's deputies today following a 2-year investigation into abuse and corruption at Los Angeles County jails, NBC News reports. According to a criminal complaint and four grand jury indictments, officers beat and held inmates without justification, and conspired to stop...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy allegedly handcuffed him, took him to a break room with no windows or public access, and threw him against a refrigerator.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials say 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies saw themselves as being "above the law," engaging in corruption and civil rights abuses that included beating inmates and visitors, falsifying reports, and trying to block an FBI probe of the nation's largest jail system.
Olin, who died Sunday while riding his bicycle, worked at Napster from 2000-02. Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. died Sunday during a bike ride in Calabasas, Calif. He was 65. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he was killed Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (C) and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck (R) Photo by Reuters/Patrick Fallon Federal authorities have indicted 18 current and former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials after an investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct in one of the nation's largest jail systems.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Eighteen current or former members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have been charged with corruption and civil rights violations stemming from a probe of misconduct inside the United States' largest county jail sy...
Eighteen people are facing charges in a probe of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The charges and arrests stem from alleged misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail and the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. The charges include excessive force, corruption, and civil rights violations. Show More Summary
An FBI sting investigating misconduct at Los Angeles county jails led to the arrest of 18 current and former sheriff’s deputies Monday on a range charges, including conspiracy and obstruction, a federal prosecutor said. “The five cases allege a wide scope of illegal conduct,” said André Birotte Jr., U.S. Show More Summary
The FBI moved in this morning to start arresting current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and officials on criminal corruption and civil rights charges. U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. has scheduled a 1 p.m. news availability in the downtown federal building.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.