A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said the system has shown “a persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” and blamed Sheriff Lee Baca for a “failure of leadership.”
Dozens of current and former inmates in Los Angeles County jails claim to have suffered head blows from deputies during scuffles, resulting in at least 12 serious head injuries since 2009, according to a report released Wednesday.
At least one City Council member said a vote will not go forward unless allegations of higher-than-average salaries at the utility are addressed.
60 out of a total of 10,000 deputies were fired for violations that included abuse of inmates in the jails, off-duty drunkenness and criminal activity.
Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer says he knows who is behind an alleged plot to set him up with a false DUI report.
For many Southland beachgoers, a day at the beach is often spent swimming in sewage, according to a new national report.
The number of suspects killed by police in Los Angeles County jumped sharply in 2011 over the previous year, with less than a third unarmed.
An Orange County grand jury found an overwhelming 70 percent of calls to the fire department are not fire-related at all.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is facing renewed scrutiny over its emergency response times after a report found errors in the computer software used to compile the data.
If you have an issue with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, be patient: you may not hear back from them for months.
A new study from USC suggests the aging face of California’s population could have major economic ramifications in the future.
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.
Los Angeles city and fire officials cleared up discrepancies regarding emergency response times by city firefighters — but a union official says their comments simply don’t match the data.
If you happen to believe in conspiracy theories or want to be free of taxes, a new government report says you just might be a terrorist.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating reports that comedian Andy Dick assaulted a tourist in Hollywood, according to TMZ.