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LA police union backs state bill that would boost training on dealing with mentally ill

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| This story aired on March 14, 2019.

Seven LA Sheriff's deputies claim 'Banditos' deputies gang harassed, attacked them

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This story aired on March 8, 2019.

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Villanueva set for tense meeting with civilian oversight panel

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This story aired on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Judge Is Open To Releasing Man Prosecutors Have Called 'Domestic Terrorist'

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The judge notes the only charges against Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson involve drug and weapons violations and says he should be released pending trial with "a whole lot of supervision."

Parkland School Shooter Public Defenders Seek To Withdraw Because Cruz Has Money Now

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A parent's life insurance policy will mean a more than $400,000 payout for Nikolas Cruz. The public defender's office can only represent people who can't afford representation on their own.

NRA Sues Over LA Law Requiring Contractors To Disclose Ties To The Gun Rights Group

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Los Angeles wants to know whether city contractors also do business with the NRA. An attorney for the gun rights group calls it "McCarthyism."

LA Sheriff's oversight panel orders inquiry into secretive deputy cliques

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The L.A. County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Tuesday ordered the County's Inspector General to investigate the secretive and sometimes violent deputy cliques that operate inside the Sheriff's Department.

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Does the First Amendment protect sheriff's deputy cliques and tattoos from scrutiny?

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On Tuesday the L.A. Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission takes up the issue of secretive and sometimes violent deputy cliques inside the department – and the tattoos that identify the cliques' members. One of the commissioners -- a Loyola Law school professor - is challenging the county's long-held legal position that deputy cliques and tattoos are protected under the First Amendment.

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Key U.S. Attorney, Swept Into Russia Investigation, May Prosecute WikiLeaks Case

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Zachary Terwilliger started at the Justice Department as an intern in high school. Now, he is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, in the intelligence community's backyard.

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