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LAPD further restricts cooperation with ICE but activists say it's not enough

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| Under a directive quietly issued by Chief Charlie Beck in December, officers will no longer ask crime victims, witnesses or other non-suspects where they were born.

​Court rules Los Angeles sheriff violated immigrants' rights

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Immigrant advocates say the ruling affects thousands of people who were held under immigration detainers issued by the federal government.

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Anger erupts at emergency meeting over teen killed by deputies

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The L.A. County Sheriff's Department has said 16-year-old Anthony Weber was armed, but no weapon was discovered at the scene of the shooting.

Episode 2: The Inzunza File

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Gonzalo Inzunza shot at four people in seven months — a cluster of police shootings like few others in Los Angeles County. Each time, Inzunza said he feared for his life, and each time officials found Inzunza was justified to shoot. But three of the men who were shot at tell a different story. They claim Deputy Inzunza either shot without provocation or lied to justify his shootings.

LA deputies shoot man who drove sheriff's car at them

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The shooting happened late Tuesday after deputies received a call of a suspicious man looking inside cars at an East L.A. apartment complex, Sheriff's officials said.

Excessive force legal claims plummet at LA Sheriff’s Department

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Excessive force cases cost L.A. County more and more money each year, but recent dramatic drops in legal claims against the Sheriff's Department suggest that could change.

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Episode 1: A Burglar Accuses an Officer

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On the morning of April 4, 2011 a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy shot a suspect who tried to run from the scene of a burglary. The deputy told investigators the burglar pointed a gun at him. The burglar, who later pleaded guilty, claims the officer planted a gun to justify the shooting.

LA Sheriff's Dept. believes someone stole gun after fatal shooting of 16-year-old

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Officials say deputies saw a handgun tucked into the teen's waistband. A foot chase ensued, and when he turned back toward them, they fired. No weapon has been recovered.

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Police make last push to resolve Natalie Wood's death

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Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said that many witnesses have come forward since the case was reopened in 2011 but it remains an investigation into a suspicious death and not a murder case. Corina suggests this will be the last effort to resolve how Wood died.