The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with construction of a jail treatment facility in downtown Los Angeles.
Federal prosecutors and Los Angeles County have reached a settlement designed to resolve two federal civil rights investigations into conditions in the county jail system, authorities announced Wednesday.
Shelton Eugene Bradley, 49, pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree murder.
Three Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were convicted Wednesday of assaulting a handcuffed visitor at a county jail and fabricating stories to cover it up.
Authorities say a former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty has been booked at the Pomona city jail.
Fire officials say as many as 10 inmates may have been hurt in a reported fight at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.
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.