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Death Of Man Rescued From Underneath Metro Red Line Train Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of a 54-year-old man who had to be rescued from underneath a Metro Red Line train at the North Hollywood station.

09/05/2012

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LA County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka Grilled About Deputy Abuse Of Inmates

Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has to face some tough questions concerning the abuse of inmates by deputies in the county jails.

07/27/2012

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LA Sheriff Faces Mounting Legal Challenges

Allegations and litigation continue to dog Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has acknowledged being out of touch about problems in his jails and failing to reform his massive department that oversees the largest county jail system in the nation.

07/14/2012

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LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Admits To Smuggling Drugs Inside Burrito Into Courthouse Lockup

A Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest Monday to smuggling drugs inside a burrito into a courthouse lockup.

04/30/2012

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ACLU Study: Men’s Central Jail Can Be Shuttered By 2013

The Men’s Central Jail, which has been long plagued by allegations of violence and abuse against inmates, could be closed by next year by releasing thousands of low-risk offenders into community supervision programs and upgrading existing facilities elsewhere.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2012

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Report: ‘Breakdown Of Communication’ Prompted Mistreatment Of Mitrice Richardson’s Remains

A breakdown of communication between sheriff’s deputies and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office led to problems handling the remains of a woman who disappeared after her release from police custody, according to a report released Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/14/2012

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1 Severely Beaten, 1 Slashed As A Dozen Women Brawl Outside Carson Bar

A woman was severely beaten and another slashed on her wrist in a 2 a.m. brawl outside a Carson bar involving a dozen women, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s lieutenant said.

02/25/2012

Sleepwalking Teen Falls Out Of Third-Story Window, Breaks His Arm

Authorities say a sleepwalking 13-year-old boy broke his arm after falling out of a third-story window.

02/17/2012

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Sheriff’s Custody Assistant Arrested For Trying To Bring Cocaine Into Men’s Central Jail

Authorities say they’ve arrested one of their own for trying to distribute cocaine in Men’s Central Jail.

02/14/2012

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Gang Member Gets 6 Years For Puppy Robbery

Authorities say a gang member has been sentenced to six years in prison for robbing a 9-year-old girl of her puppy.

02/07/2012

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Top LA County Sheriff’s Official Arrested For Drunk Driving

A top Los Angeles County sheriff’s official was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being found stopped in the middle of the Foothill Freeway, passed out with her head on the steering wheel of her county car, according to reports.

02/07/2012

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Monterey Park Police Fatally Shoot Man Breaking Windows At Fast-Food Restaurant

Authorities say Monterey Park police fatally shot a man Monday who broke windows at a fast-food restaurant, then swung a 3-foot-long metal bar as he approached officers.

01/23/2012

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Former Jail Deputy Admits To Accepting Bribery To Smuggle Contraband Inside Jail

A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy will plead guilty to accepting a bribe in exchange for smuggling a cell phones, cigarettes and a note into the Men’s Central Jail.

01/13/2012

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Indictment: Deputy Smuggled Drugs In Burrito Into Courthouse Lockup

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy used a bean-and-cheese burrito to smuggle heroin into a courthouse lockup, according to a grand jury indictment.

01/12/2012

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Deputy Charged With Molesting Girl, 15

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy is facing several molestation charges after turning himself into authorities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/20/2011

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