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Chief Jim McDonnell discusses his run for LA County Sheriff

With the primary election a few weeks behind us, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell is now looking toward November in his race to become the next sheriff of L.A. County. McDonnell has picked up […]


Jim McDonnell for LA County Sheriff's Facebook page.

LA County sheriff’s race heading toward runoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters strongly favored an outsider to take over the scandalized Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. But Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell appears to have fallen just short of avoiding a […]


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KFWB legal analyst discusses lawsuit against the LA County Sheriff’s Dept

An Artesia woman plans to sue the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department over what she calls a bungled investigation into a home invasion. She says racial bias was behind it, since she is a black […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]




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