Crime & Justice |

The standoff between the sheriff and the supervisors

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| A further discussion with Frank Stoltze about L.A. County's determination that Sheriff Alex Villanueva's controversial rehiring of Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan is illegal.

LA Supes to consider $4.6M payment for killing of homeless man

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors considers on Tuesday whether to pay $4.6 million to the family of a homeless man who was unarmed when he was killed by sheriff's deputies.

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More money proposed for LAPD overtime is to keep up with current spending

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Mayor Garcetti's proposed budget includes a 40% increase in funding for LAPD overtime. But KPCC's Frank Stoltze explains the added money is just to keep up with actual spending. The LAPD is projected to spend about 40% over what the current year budget allotted for overtime.

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LA man free after more than 20 years in prison when judge vacates his murder conviction

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Michael Tirpak of Los Angeles walked free Friday for the first time in a quarter century after a judge vacated his murder conviction.

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LA Police Commission worried about LAPD's traffic stops

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The L.A. Police Commission today ordered the LAPD to develop a regular process for auditing car, bicycle and pedestrian stops throughout the city. KPCC's Frank Stoltze says the move follows an Inspector General's audit that found half of nearly 100 stops by gang officers may have had constitutional problems.

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LA supes question Villanueva over rehiring of deputy

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This story aired on Jan. 29, 2019.

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Villanueva still sorting out his plan for ICE

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This story aired on Jan. 25, 2019.

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County says Villanueva's rehiring of Mandoyan was illegal

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News emerged over the weekend that L.A. County has informed Sheriff Alex Villanueva that his controversial rehiring of Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan is illegal.

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Federal Appeals Panel Upholds California 'Sanctuary State' Law

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The panel also upheld two other state laws protecting immigrants in the workplace and in detention facilities. The judges say the state has the right "to refrain from assisting with federal efforts."