A new audit says county jails increased the number of inmates they released by 37 percent statewide during the first three years after California began sending lower-level offenders to local lockups instead of state prisons.
A federal judge gave final approval Monday to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies engaged in violence and abuse against jail inmates.
James Toledano, 70, Newport Beach, was found guilty by a jury Nov. 26, 2014, of one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one felony count of attempted extortion by threat.
A former California Highway Patrol officer has been sentenced to three years’ probation for sharing explicit photos from the cellphones of two women while they were under arrest.
David Osborn was jailed for the second time in as many days on suspicion of being drunk in public.
Authorities say a man was in critical condition Tuesday night following an altercation with a fellow inmate at an Orange County jail.
The settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.
With more than 60 percent of jail inmates nationwide awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, reforms are underway that rely less on the crime charged and a judge’s hunch and more on data to predict who can safely be released to later return to court and which dangerous defendants should remain locked up.
Protestors who remained in jail Thursday for participation in demonstrations across Los Angeles will be released early, in light of the holiday.
A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.
Rap music figure Marion “Suge” Knight will post bail and return to California to face a robbery charge following treatment at a Las Vegas hospital for a blood clot in his chest discovered after he fell in jail, his attorneys said Monday.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will serve 120 days in jail as part of his sentencing Tuesday for his convictions on fraudulent voting and perjury charges.
City prosecutors are getting some help from the federal government in keeping first-time, low level offenders out of jail.
Authorities say a deputy Los Angeles city attorney has been arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Teachers say LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to follow his own policy as officials conduct investigations into two of the district’s controversial technology programs.