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Gardena police fatally shoot man

Photo by Robert Kuykendall via Flickr Creative Commons
| Officers on patrol stopped to deal with a disturbance in a parking lot on W. Rosecrans Ave. when the man fired a weapon and ran.

Fate of former LA County Sheriff Baca now in jury's hands

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In closing arguments, a prosecutor told the jury they must “police the police" and find Baca guilty. The defense says prosecutors are distorting the truth.

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Mosques ask congregations to be vigilant after threatening letters

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After a handful of local mosques received the letters, local Islamic leaders are telling their congregations to go about their business — but to be wary and contact police if needed.

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LASD won't change for Trump

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Many immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally are wondering what the future holds for them and their families.

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LA supervisors back quicker response to hate crimes

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The motion from Supervisor Hilda Solis was unanimously approved Tuesday; it calls for swift action after several suspected hate crimes in Los Angeles County are reported in the wake of the general election.

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Criminal justice reforms roll on in California

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After decades of enacting longer prison sentences and building more lockups, California is relaxing its criminal penalties, much to the chagrin of police leaders.

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LA, Gardens Regional Hospital settle patient 'dumping' case

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The hospital denies any wrongdoing, says it only settled because it's in bankruptcy, and accuses L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer of "political grandstanding."

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Sheriff McDonnell, DA Lacey speak out against Prop 57

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They echo opponents' argument that the statewide ballot measure would let violent felons - not just non-violent ones as Prop. 57 states - be eligible for early parole.

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