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Blue Ribbon Panel Pitches Supervisors On Alternatives To Incarceration

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| A blue-ribbon panel Tuesday pitched the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on an ambitious overhaul of the county's criminal justice system that would focus on alternatives to incarceration.

Insys Files For Chapter 11, Days After Landmark Opioid Settlement Of $225 Million

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The maker of a highly addictive fentanyl-based drug wants to sell its assets to pay some $250 million in debts. The move could let the company out of part of the settlement deal reached last week.

'Most Prolific Serial Killer' In America Confesses To Murdering 5 More Women In Ohio

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The new charges filed by prosecutors in Ohio are the latest decades-ago murders carried out by Samuel Little, who authorities say killed women in 19 states over nearly half a century.

Supreme Court Pressed For Sealed Documents In Death Penalty Case

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and NPR filed a motion to release sealed documents related to an Alabama death penalty case. Sealing documents is an unusual move by the high court.

CA Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Can Police Share Problem Officers' Names With DAs?

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The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that weighs whether the L.A. County Sheriff can share with the District Attorney a list of the names of deputies who may have credibility issues if they testify in court.

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'His Inaction Cost Lives': Deputy In Parkland Shooting Arrested, Faces 11 Charges

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Scot Peterson, if convicted, could get more than 96 years in prison. He is charged with criminal counts that include child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury.

Immigrant Advocates Ask Court To Release Unaccompanied Minors Detained In Florida

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A court settlement limits how long the government can detain immigrant minors. Administration officials say that facilities that hold the minors are only temporary.

Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know

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The LAPD says at least one officer has tested positive for Salmonella Typhi — the bacteria that causes typhoid fever. The officer, who does not have typhoid fever itself, is a detective assigned to the Central Division located on Skid Row, the department said.

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LA Sheriff's Deputies Say Violence, Harassment And Bullying Ongoing At East LA Station

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Seven L.A. County Sheriff's deputies say the department has failed to address the violence, harassment and bullying they formally alleged nearly three months ago by a gang-like clique of their colleagues at the East L.A. Station.

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