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Little-known retired sheriff's lieutenant forces LA sheriff into a runoff

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| Alex Villanueva retired earlier this year after serving in the sheriff's department for more than 30 years. Sheriff Jim McDonnell outraised him nearly 22 to one, but Villanueava parlayed his $27,000 war chest into a second-place finish in Tuesday's election with 33 percent of the vote.

Michel Moore says raising morale would be a high priority as chief

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The day after Mayor Eric Garcetti selected him to be the next LAPD chief, Moore says boosting morale among the rank-and-file will be one of his top priorities if the city council confirms his appointment.

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Mueller's Team Accuses Manafort Of Witness Tampering

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Prosecutors say the former Trump campaign manager and an unnamed associate repeatedly tried to contact two potential witnesses. If a judge agrees, Manafort could land in jail as he awaits trial.

Michel Moore appointed LAPD chief to replace Charlie Beck

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The 37-year veteran of the force has held nearly every top job at the department, from running its counter-terrorism bureau to overseeing records management.

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In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a local baker in Colorado was within his rights to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.

Meet the two men who want to replace LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell

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Here's a rundown of the positions of retired Sheriff's Cmdr. Bob Lindsey and retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, both of whom say McDonnell has failed on numerous fronts.

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Seeking reelection, LA Sheriff says he's restored 'the shine to the badge'

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Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued department, Jim McDonnell says he's turning things around. Others say he's fallen short on jail reform, transparency and recruiting.

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Video released of fatal LAPD shooting in Boyle Heights

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Body cam footage of a Los Angeles police officer shooting and killing 14-year-old Jesse Romero two years ago is being seen by the public for the first time.

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of Restrictive Abortion Law In Arkansas

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If the law, which heavily restricts abortion by medication, is allowed to permanently go into effect, it would likely shutter two of the state's three facilities that perform abortions.