Los Angeles County Jail
A Los Angeles County jail was on lockdown for 5½ hours after an employee lost their weapon.
The jail reportedly was taken off lockdown at 9:30 a.m. after officials were confident that no inmate had a weapon.
Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing a fellow inmate at the Los Angeles County Jail nearly 17 years ago.
A 32-year-old man wanted in connected with the attempted murder of two men in Downey two years ago was arrested at the Mexican border and is behind bars in San Diego.
As four more Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies pleaded Not-Guilty to allegations over inmate abuse, a number of current inmates painted a different picture of life inside Los Angeles County Jail.
A murder suspect was accidentally released from jail last month due to a clerical mix-up, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A scalding report Friday depicted a rogue culture inside the nation’s largest county jail system in which deputies abused and humiliated inmates while top management failed to recognize problems or weed out bad officers.
A 79-year-old woman Monday was allegedly nearly killed by a parolee who broke into her home, but family members interrupted the assault.
Confidential memos show Sheriff Lee Baca’s command staff raised red flags nearly two years ago about deputy misconduct and brutality against inmates at Los Angeles County jails.