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Man suspected of attacking 70-year-old female hiker

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| The Los Angeles Times reports two cyclists claim they saw the 29-year-old man strangle the woman until she lost consciousness on Tuesday morning.

LA inmate dies after being pepper-sprayed during assault

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Los Angeles authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who fell unconscious after he was pepper-sprayed as he assaulted a cellmate at the Men's Central Jail.

Activists mount new effort to block downtown LA mental health jail

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The proposed facility would replace Men's Central Jail. Activists say jail is not the appropriate place to treat people with mental health problems.

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LA jails face 'significant challenges' improving mental health care

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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.

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1 dead, several stabbed in Men's Colony prison riot

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An inmate was killed during a melee involving more than 160 inmates at California Men's Colony near San Luis Obispo.

Second video shows fight before Huntington Beach officer shoots man

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A new video has surfaced that appears to show a man throwing punches at the officer before he was fatally shot outside a convenience store.

2 men shot, 1 fatally, in Glassell Park

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Police say the two men were shot early Sunday morning but they haven't released details on the suspect.

California considers freeing older and younger inmates

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To ease overcrowding in state prisons, lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.

La Verne police officer shoots man, wounds fellow officer

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An La Verne officer shot and wounded a man who refused to drop what he thought was a weapon — wounding a second officer who came to help.