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A tall order for LA Probation Department's new civilian oversight panel

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| The L.A. Board of Supervisors creates a commission that will have a staff and investigative power and will report to the board, rather than to the probation department.

California's Supreme Court tightens the rules on independent contractors

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Are you classified as an independent contractor or an employee? In a significant ruling this week, the California Supreme court clarified the definitions.

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Earlier search for Golden State Killer led to wrong man

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Before they arrested Joseph DeAngelo, information from genetic websites led investigators to a 73-year-old resident of an Oregon nursing home.

How a genealogy site helped solve the Golden State Killer case

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A familial DNA match from a genealogy website led to the arrest of suspect Joseph DeAngelo. That technique may become more common and that has serious implications for medical privacy.

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How authorities used DNA, public genealogy website to track down the ‘Golden State Killer’

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Sacramento investigators were able to track down the suspected “Golden State Killer,” decades after the crime, using DNA from public genealogical websites, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday.

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How genealogical websites helped ID suspected Golden State Killer

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Investigators compared DNA collected from a crime scene to online genetic profiles and found a match: a relative of Joseph James DeAngelo.

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This man spent years under suspicion after the Golden State Killer raped and murdered his wife

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Investigators suspected David Witthuhn in the bludgeoning death of his wife, Manuela, in 1981. His second wife says the shadow of that destroyed him.

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Bill Cosby found guilty on three counts of sexual assault

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A jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual.

LAPD arrests one of its own in workers' comp fraud case

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Officer John Bailey, 43, is accused of knowingly committing workers' compensation fraud and receiving benefits under false pretenses.