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ACLU sues OC Sheriff, DA over jailhouse snitch scandal

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| The improper use of jailhouse informants allowed confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai to escape the death penalty. The ACLU now wants a judge to force OC law enforcement to notify any individuals whose criminal defense cases might also be affected.

LA Sheriff's watchdog is reviewing deputy shooting investigations after KPCC reports

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The Sheriff's inspector general has ordered a review of a shooting investigation and other issues raised by KPCC's podcast "Repeat," which looked at deputies with multiple shootings.

5 ways police shooting investigations could become more transparent

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SB 1421 would end California's current prohibition on the release of information related to investigations into officer shootings and other serious uses of force.

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Police say woman who opened fire at YouTube had long-running dispute with company

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A woman who opened fire Tuesday at YouTube headquarters, wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, has been identified as 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam. She had "had a robust presence on YouTube."

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Episode 7: "The Update"

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The inspector general of Los Angeles County tells his people to listen to the podcast and look into the questions raised. Sheriff Jim McDonnell is up for re-election, and Deputy Mike Coberg is supporting his opponent. Tennell Billups is transferred to another prison.

​California Supreme Court upholds taking DNA from arson suspect

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A California law that required an arson suspect to provide a sample of DNA when he was booked into jail did not violate his privacy, the California Supreme Court said Monday.

Pasadena to pay $1.5 million to family of Reginald Thomas

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City officials said they "do not admit liability or fault in the matter." Thomas died in 2016 after a struggle with Pasadena police officers outside his apartment.

Facebook complaints are a new kind of 911 call

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From hacking to questionable ads to tech support, police dispatchers in Menlo Park, California get calls from around the world.

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Woman at Stephon Clark vigil struck by sheriff's vehicle

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Activist Wanda Cleveland, 61, was protesting the death of an unarmed black man who was killed by Sacramento police officers in March.