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Southern California has a long and troubled history when it comes to policing. I explore a continuing disconnect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, look at when reforms have worked and where and why tensions remain. I'm always examining whether justice is being served.
Stories by Frank Stoltze
After the civilian panel's 5-4 vote, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the department's lone unarmed drone "is too important as a public safety tool to ground the program."
The proposed facility would replace Men's Central Jail. Activists say jail is not the appropriate place to treat people with mental health problems.
The court-appointed monitor says in his bi-annual report that the Sheriff's Department may have underestimated how long it will take to substantially improve care.
The officer was speaking with the man outside the store when a confrontation broke out.
The court said the officers failed to prove Chief Charlie Beck discriminated against them because they were Latino and the man one of them shot was black.
Giancarlo Scotti, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting the women in the early morning hours after getting the women alone somewhere inside the lockup.
Touted as "landmark" legislation, the bill falls short of what its author, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, and immigrant rights advocates had hoped for.
The L.A. Police Commission's inspector general found lax oversight of crucial equipment, including shotguns, tasers and the keys to squad cars.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell says it would benefit the public and his deputies to release videos - unless they involve an ongoing investigation or a violation of privacy.
L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants the Board of Supervisors to approve a $55 million-a-year plan to equip nearly 6,000 deputies with body cameras.
The California Supreme Court said the massive amounts of data collected by license plate reader programs cannot be kept secret by police.
Jonathan Salcido's family is filing a legal claim, alleging officers "brutally killed" him after his mother sought help getting him to a psychiatric hospital.
The Trump administration Monday lifted President Obama's restrictions on which military surplus police and sheriffs can receive. The L.A. Sheriff is mulling his options.
With Gov. Brown throwing his weight behind "cost-effective and fair" reform, advocates hope to change a system that they say discriminates against poorer defendants.
The report says Sheriff Jim McDonnell's department needs to dramatically increase the number of special teams that deal with people with mental illness.