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LA Sheriff Trying To Fashion A Policy To Deal With Deputy Cliques

Kyle Grillot for LAist
| KPCC has learned that L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva sent the Civilian Oversight Commission a draft policy on deputy cliques in March, and that one commission member sent it back to him with suggested changes, because she felt it was "pretty thin."

Protests Over Fatal Shooting Help Force LA Sheriff's Civilian Watchdog Panel To Cut Meeting Short

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The L.A. County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission cut short its meeting Tuesday, in part because of angry protests over the killing of Ryan Twyman by two deputies.

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Supreme Court Affirms Police Can Order Blood Drawn From Unconscious DUI Suspects

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In a 5-4 vote, the court upheld a Wisconsin law that says motorists have given implied consent to having blood drawn. There were two dissents — including one from Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

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The U.S. Supreme Court says partisan redistricting is a political question, not one that federal courts can weigh in on.

Former USC Gynecologist Arrested For Sexual Abuse

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George Tyndall has been accused of assaulting hundreds of women during medical appointments over decades. He was charged with 29 felony counts.

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Supreme Court Hands Total Wine, Other Out-Of-State Liquor Retailers A Big Win

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The court struck down a Tennessee alcohol licensing residency requirement, opening up the pathway for big-box stores to enter the market.

Robert Mueller To Testify In Open Hearings On July 17 Before House Committees

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The Judiciary and Intelligence Committee chairmen announced that, after being subpoenaed, the Russian investigation special counsel agreed to appear at separate hearings on the same day.

Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Offender Plea Deal Must Stand, Federal Prosecutors Say

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Attorneys representing sex abuse victims have argued for years that their clients weren't informed of the once-secret deal beforehand or given the opportunity to testify about it in court.

LA Supes Fund Body Cams for Sheriff's Dept., But Timing Of Deployment Still Unclear

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to allocate another $10 million for the Sheriff's Department to place body cameras on deputies. But it remains unclear when that will actually happen.

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