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Inmate death latest black mark for OC Sheriff's Department

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| The death of 27-year-old Danny Pham in an Orange County jail has resulted in the suspension of five jail workers. It's the latest scandal to hit OC law enforcement.

Judge denies Baca's request to remain free pending appeal

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Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asked to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. A judge denied the request but the defense said it'll appeal that, too.

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OC sheriff acknowledges informant use in county jails

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Sheriff Sandra Hutchens conceded in testimony that jail deputies used confidential informants to elicit incriminating statements from defendants.

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LA Sheriff's oversight panel asks for shooting, discipline data

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The Civilian Oversight Commission voted unanimously to urge the sheriff to release a wide swath of data, including narratives describing deputy-involved shootings.

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ICE arrests spike under Trump — in LA, not so much

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​Immigration officials say in the president's first 100 days, immigrant arrests nationwide rose by 38 percent. In the Los Angeles area, arrests are up by about 5 percent.

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5 things to know about prosecution of immigration offenses

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memo to federal prosecutors urging them to make certain immigration offenses "higher priorities," including in cases where people illegally cross the border multiple times.

Pelosi joins hundreds at anti-poverty rally in South LA

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In addition to decrying any cuts to federal funding, attendees also called attention to legislation in California that would provide cash assistance and benefits to low-income families.

LA Sheriff's Antelope Valley settlement agreement in AG's crosshairs

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A 2015 agreement was designed to reform deputies' behavior after the Justice Department found they had engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional misconduct.

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