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Ex-Guatemalan police chief arrested in LA

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| Catalino Esteban Valiente Alonzo was arrested Friday for visa fraud. Authorities say he didn't reveal he had been charged with killing two political activists.

Appeals court broadens immigrant detainee case alleging forced labor

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Immigrants held at a private facility contracted by the government say they are forced to perform chores for little or no pay, a violation of state and federal law.

LAPD further restricts cooperation with ICE but activists say it's not enough

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Under a directive quietly issued by Chief Charlie Beck in December, officers will no longer ask crime victims, witnesses or other non-suspects where they were born.

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​Court rules Los Angeles sheriff violated immigrants' rights

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Immigrant advocates say the ruling affects thousands of people who were held under immigration detainers issued by the federal government.

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Anger erupts at emergency meeting over teen killed by deputies

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The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has said 16-year-old Anthony Weber was armed, but no weapon was discovered at the scene of the shooting.

Episode 2: The Inzunza File

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Gonzalo Inzunza shot at four people in seven months — a cluster of police shootings like few others in Los Angeles County. Each time, Inzunza said he feared for his life, and each time officials found Inzunza was justified to shoot. But three of the men who were shot at tell a different story. They claim Deputy Inzunza either shot without provocation or lied to justify his shootings.

LA deputies shoot man who drove sheriff's car at them

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The shooting happened late Tuesday after deputies received a call of a suspicious man looking inside cars at an East L.A. apartment complex, Sheriff's officials said.

Excessive force legal claims plummet at LA Sheriff’s Department

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Excessive force cases cost L.A. County more and more money each year, but recent dramatic drops in legal claims against the Sheriff's Department suggest that could change.

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Episode 1: A Burglar Accuses an Officer

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On the morning of April 4, 2011 a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy shot a suspect who tried to run from the scene of a burglary. The deputy told investigators the burglar pointed a gun at him. The burglar, who later pleaded guilty, claims the officer planted a gun to justify the shooting.