Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Images of the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository (Leedir) on a computer and smartphone. (Photo credit: Leedir)

LASD launches eyewitness online platform

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An online platform that allows eyewitnesses to upload photos and videos following a major disaster or terrorist attack could help law enforcement prioritize responses, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official […]

04/11/2014

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

High speed a factor in Paul Walker’s death

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – High speed, not mechanical failure, caused the fiery crash that killed “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend who was driving the vehicle at more than 90 […]

03/26/2014

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)

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

The Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)

LA deputy charged with assault in county jail

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy already accused of assaulting two inmates and lying about the incidents also assaulted a third inmate, prosecutors alleged in new charges, it was reported today. […]

01/24/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

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

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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7 LA sheriff’s deputies arrested in jail probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least seven current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation of inmate abuse in the nation’s largest jail […]

12/09/2013

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Pair suspected in 2 SoCal home invasions

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a pair of men they believe forced their way into two Lancaster homes about an hour apart. Authorities report the men were wearing […]

12/08/2013

Sheriff's deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series died in the crash. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)

Teen attested in theft of part from Walker crash

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives arrested a teenager Thursday accused of stealing some wreckage from the Porsche that “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker rode in when he died in a crash, and a […]

12/05/2013

People stand around a roadway memorial at the site of the auto crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and another man, in Valencia, Calif., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Area of Walker car crash known for street racing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The neighborhood where “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker died in a one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials. Walker and his friend and fellow […]

12/02/2013

Ex-leader of LA gang gets 25-year prison term

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former leader of a notorious street gang in Los Angeles has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for racketeering involving killings of a rival gang member and one […]

10/21/2013

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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