The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department credits several deputies with preventing an inmate from jumping from a walkway along an upper tier of cells at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles.
The jail reportedly was taken off lockdown at 9:30 a.m. after officials were confident that no inmate had a weapon.
The parents of a 19-year-old man who died while being held at an L.A. County jail have filed a wrongful death suit claiming their son, who suffered a mental illness, was beaten by deputies and then received minimal medical care thereafter.
Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Lee Brown, the subject of a $20,000 reward, was recaptured by Santa Monica police last Wednesday.
Security cameras show Christopher Lee Brown walking out the door dressed in street clothes, managing to change out of his jail uniform and ditch his barcoded wristband, often used for inmate headcounts.
Sheriff’s deputies in riot gear were patrolling the area following an unconfirmed report of someone matching the general description of triple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner.
After an internal investigation of its beleaguered jail system, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested one of its own deputies Thursday.
With less than a week to go before Election Day, one particular group of voters is getting some help in making sure their voice is heard.
Four inmates involved in a fight at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles evolved into a jail riot Wednesday at about 3:30 p.m., according to Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The FBI is reviewing an incident in which deputies are alleged to have knocked an inmate unconscious, Tasered and beat him for up to two minutes.