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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.

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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​LA police shoot and kill man after hearing gunshots nearby

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Los Angeles police fatally shot a man who the department said was a suspect fleeing an area where patrol officers had heard gunfire.

Police Commission launches review of LAPD video release policy

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The LAPD generally prohibits the release of all video from cameras worn by officers and mounted inside patrol cars. The public is invited to suggest policy changes.

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