The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal class-action lawsuit Wednesday, accusing Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and his top commanders of ignoring a widespread and historical culture of violence by deputies against inmates.
The ACLU claims deputies with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department allegedly violated the Fourth Amendment rights of Southland photographers.
After anti-gay bullying led to a spate of teen suicides last year, school districts across the country are stepping up efforts to prevent such incidents, while more students are coming forward to report bullies.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he is to blame for deputy misconduct and brutality against inmates in the nation’s largest jail network.
The American Civil Liberties Union Wednesday issued a scathing 26-page report blasting Sheriff Lee Baca, who they say fosters a brutal and corrupt jail system.
The ACLU is sending 379 requests nationwide to local law enforcement agencies demanding to know if, when, and how they are using cell phone data to track civilian activity.
Civil rights lawyers are criticizing a plan adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs after a lawsuit claimed the VA was failing to house homeless vets at a sprawling Los Angeles campus intended for that purpose.
The FBI is reviewing an incident in which deputies are alleged to have knocked an inmate unconscious, Tasered and beat him for up to two minutes.
A lawsuit being filed on behalf of homeless veterans accuses the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing a nearly 390-acre plot of land in Los Angeles that was donated some 130 years ago to house service members who need care after wartime experiences.
So-called “sexting” would be added to the list of infractions that school officials can cite to expel students under a bill passed by the state Senate.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office is trying a new legal maneuver to try to stamp out graffiti — it’s charging 10 graffiti writers with violating unfair competition laws because they’re selling works on the strength of reputations built on vandalism.
The ACLU has started its own investigation into charges that a teacher singled out a student for a pro-homosexual T-shirt.
A civilian commission has rejected a recommendation from the city’s chief of police, ruling officers were not justified in the fatal shooting of an unarmed autistic man in the Koreatown neighborhood last year.
A Sikh inmate in a San Luis Obispo prison is suing the state Department of Corrections, alleging that he was unfairly disciplined for refusing to trim his beard in adherence to his religion.
Two civil liberties groups have sued the FBI, claiming that one of the agency’s former informants was ordered to target Muslims for surveillance when he infiltrated a California mosque.
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