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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announces his retirement at a news conference at Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Baca’s final day as LA County Sheriff

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca retired today, culminating a career that spanned more than 48 years, 15 of them as the head of the sheriff’s department. “I want to thank […]

01/30/2014

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Mayor Paul Tanaka and the LA County Sheriff’s Dept.

Sheriff Lee Baca announced his resignation, bringing to an end a 48-year career that has lately been marred by corruption charges and mismanagement of the county jails. A number of people are stepping forward to […]

01/13/2014

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Reaction concerning Sheriff Lee Baca stepping down

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca announced that he will retire as head of the beleaguered Sheriff’s Department at the end of the month. Baca said he’s stepping down for the good of the department. Penny […]

01/08/2014

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announces his retirement at a news conference at Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Sheriff Baca announces retirement

MONTEREY PARK (CNS) – Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced today that he will retire as head of the beleaguered Sheriff’s Department at the end of January. “I’ve been proud and honored to serve […]

01/07/2014

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca (AP Photo)

‘Friends of the Sheriff’ program moved candidates to front of line

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca maintained a special hiring program that granted preferential treatment to the friends and relatives of department officials, including some candidates who were given jobs despite […]

12/19/2013

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Correction: LA-Sheriff-Corruption story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In stories Dec. 9-10 about Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies facing criminal charges, The Associated Press, citing language in a federal indictment, erroneously identified the title of an Austrian diplomat who […]

12/10/2013

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca takes questions from the media after the FBI released results of a federal probe,  Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at a news conference in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

18 LA sheriff’s deputies face federal charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials said 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies saw themselves as being “above the law” when they engaged in crimes that included beating inmates and jail visitors, […]

12/09/2013

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca (AP Photo)

Sheriff Lee Baca cuts ties with health company

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is distancing himself from a health products company whose products he promoted in online videos. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says Baca contacted the Irvine-based company […]

10/02/2013

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Disturbance at LA’s Men’s Central Jail hurts 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s authorities say a brief disturbance at Men’s Central Jail involving 60 inmates left four injured, but is now under control.

04/02/2013

Bob McCormick and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca.

Sheriff Lee Baca in studio on Money 101

Money 101 host Bob McCormick talked with L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca about the cost of running a huge jail system. Click here to listen to a portion of the show.

04/01/2013

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