Trial begins for deputies charged in inmate assault

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Posted by Debbie L. Sklar | May 10, 2016 Two deputy sheriffs beat and pepper-sprayed a mentally ill county jail inmate without provocation and then lied in reports to conceal the illegal assault, a prosecutor told a federal jury Tuesday, but the defense countered that the lawmen were only doing their job and never […]

Was LAPD sergeant denied restoration of rank because he’s white?


Posted by Hillary Jackson | May 5, 2016 in Crime A Los Angeles police sergeant sued the city Thursday, alleging he was denied a restoration of rank because he is white. Sgt. Jake Bushey filed the discrimination suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages. A spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office did […]

A Rare Look Inside LAPD’s Crime Gun Storage

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CBSLA News May 02, 2016 LOS ANGELES ( — CBS2/KCAL9 is teaming up with the city of Los Angeles for this year’s Anonymous Gun Buyback event on Saturday, May 7 as part of the city’s efforts to cut crime. Police chief Charlie Beck showed Paul Magers an area that is normally off limits as he […]

Thabo Sefolosha Files Lawsuit Against NYPD For Breaking His Leg

Thabo Sefolosha talks to reporters outside criminal court in New York, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The Atlanta Hawks' player was acquitted Friday in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Juliet Spies-Gans | | Sports 4/06/2016 11:17 am ET | Updated 5 minutes ago Nearly one year to the day after an early morning fracas outside a nightclub snapped and “permanent[ly]” damaged the leg of Thabo Sefolosha, the NBA veteran has filed a civil suit against New York City and the involved New York […]

LAPD Chief Beck says officers accused of sexual assault ‘disgraced themselves’

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By Dakota Smith | Los Angeles Daily News Posted: 02/17/16, 12:44 PM PST | Updated: 1 day ago Calling the case “horrific,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday said two officers charged with sexually assaulting women in Hollywood violated the public’s trust. “These two officers have disgraced themselves,” Beck said at news conference […]

Hear the lies that federal prosecutors say Sheriff Lee Baca told them Baca interviewed by feds

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By Cindy Chang, Joel Rubin and Jack LeonardContact Reporters |LATIMES.COM February 13, 2016 Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty this week to a felony count of making a false statement in the jail abuse scandal that led him to step down in 2014. In a plea deal filed in court Wednesday, Baca […]

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, his attorney says

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By: Joel Rubin, Cindy Chang and Harriet Ryan | LA Times February 10, 2016 Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty in a downtown courtroom Wednesday to making a false statement, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff’s Department. Baca’s attorney, Michael Zweibeck, said his […]

Ex-Oklahoma officer gets 263 years for rapes, sex assaults

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By The Associated Press on January 21, 2016 at 4:51 PM, updated January 21, 2016 at 5:03 PM OKLAHOMA CITY — A former police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing women while on his beat in a low-income Oklahoma City neighborhood was ordered Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison. Jurors […]

What kind of police officer steals evidence?: Editorial

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By The Editorial Board, | The Times-Picayune July 08, 2015 at 6:31 AM, updated July 08, 2015 at 10:43 AM A disturbing question hangs over the shooting death of New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway: How did the suspect he was transporting to Central Lockup get his hands on the .40-caliber weapon that killed […]

Ex-Irwindale cop sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting woman

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By Veronica Rocha / LA Times News January 13, 2015 A former Irwindale police officer was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a routine traffic stop in 2012. David Paul Fraijo, 37, was arrested in March after prosecutors said he stopped a female driver in October 2012 and […]

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies implicated in towing thefts, bribes

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By Cindy Chang / LA Times News January 12, 2015 Three Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were relieved of duty last week for allegedly accepting bribes from drivers and stealing items from towed vehicles in the Lynwood area, the Sheriff’s Department announced Monday. In addition to the three deputies, a parking control officer was relieved […]

‘Gang-related’: a controversial term with varying definitions

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Nicole Santa Cruz / LA Times Homicide Report December 19, 2014 / 6:00 A.M. In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related. But that term — “gang-related” — can have varying […]