In a middle finger to all those journalists and civil libertarians in town who have accused the L.A. County Sheriff's Department of allowing unjust beatings of jail inmates to persist during the last decade or so, the National Sheriffs Association has named Lee Baca its Sheriff of the Year.
Baca ha ... More >>
Jim McDonnell from his LAPD days.Sheriff Lee Baca has the FBI and the ACLU breathing down his neck over the alleged beatings of inmates (and even visitors) at his L.A. County jails.
Now the omnipotent if not low-profile County Supervisors seem to be in a pissing contest to see who can appoin ... More >>
Long Beach PostRally at LBPD headquarters.Friends and family of Long Beach resident Douglas Derby were outraged last December, when two Long Beach police officers (identified today as Victor Ortiz and Jeffrey Shurtleff, veterans on the force) shot the 35-year-old dead on his doorstep. They sa ... More >>
Jonathan CastilloStop or we'll shoot.Updated at the bottom with juicy details about how this anti-photog movement in policing actually grew out of an LAPD policy. First posted at 1:29 a.m.
We got a lot of attention when we scolded Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell for declaring that deta ... More >>
LAPDJim McDonnell.As is tradition at the Los Angeles Police Department, some of those unsuccessful internal candidates for chief often end up moving on to helm their own departments in other municipalities. Such was the case today as the city of Long Beach appointed Jim McDonnell as its next ... More >>
Chief Charlie Beck.‚ÄčNew Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck took less than a week as the city's top cop to rearrange his command staff. While you might rightfully have a sharp eye on what he plans to do with his fellow challengers for chief, Deputy Chief Michel Moore and Assistant Chi ... More >>
Charlie BeckThe three finalists for police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department are Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Deputy Chief Charlie Beck and Deputy Chief Michel Moore.
The three finalists were chosen unanimously by the police commission after a three-and-a-half hour closed-door m ... More >>
The Los Angeles Police Commission is keeping the identities of two candidates to replace outgoing department Chief William Bratton a secret. You see, the applicants don't want their out-of-town departments to know they're going for the brass ring.
But that won't prevent us from wondering aloud abou ... More >>
Who will succeed LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, who is leaving to work for his former boss Michael Cherkasky at Kroll Associates (but in this incarnation, these two old friends will now run Altegrity)?Bratton announced his plan to leave following months of rumors -- rumors the chief fed by traveling almos ... More >>