What happens when the very badges chosen to dismantle and disempower the gangs of Los Angeles County form a gang of their own?
It's no secret that the L.A. County Sheriff's Department -- whose reputation with the public has completely disintegrated under Sheriff Lee Baca, in a swirl of scandals inc ... More >>
KPCCNot a child molester?L.A. County Sheriff's deputies have been accused of more inmate abuse at their notorious Twin Towers lockup downtown.
Yet for once, nobody really cares.
That's because the accusations are coming from alleged Miramonte Elementary sex monster Mark Berndt, in whose pos ... More >>
Could Conrad Murray wiggle out of his full four-year sentence?Update: L.A. Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says Murray will likely serve "a little less than two years." More dauntingly, the D.A. wants him to pay over $100 million to Michael Jackson's kids.
Also: remorseless BOO ... More >>
The Jewish sheriff's deputy who documented Mel Gibson's alleged, antisemitic comments following the actor's 2006 DUI arrest in Malibu is suing his department, claiming that he has been passed over for promotions because he told the truth via an arrest report.
Deputy James Mee claims emotiona ... More >>
Ruben Salazar.Updated with Sheriff Lee Baca saying he'll go through the documents and determine which ones can be released. Originally posted at 3:29 p.m.
After Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina on Tuesday asked for a report on why the sheriff's department won't release eight boxes ... More >>
Los Angeles police on Thursday announced they were focusing on Las Vegas in their search for 25-year-old Mitrice Richardson, who went missing last summer after leaving the sheriff's Lost Hills station in early morning darkness. Authorities actually addressed the woman directly, sending a mess ... More >>
The tony Andaz boutique hotel on Sunset in West Hollywood was the site of chanting, marching and peaceful arrests tonight, as hundreds of workers in tough negotiations with Hyatt, which owns Andaz, demonstrated against the hotel chain.
Adding to the entertainment, as Sheriff's depu ... More >>
Steve Whitmore, who is the media spokesman for L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, has written an affecting account of some last days spent with his father, actor James Whitmore. The piece, which appears on L.A. Observed, describes a mantelpiece crowded with pictures of a robust, ex-Marine with presidents ... More >>