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September 21, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed three armed suspects in separate incidents over the weekend, bringing the total number of fatal deputy-involved shootings so far this year to 13. A deputy was injured during a gun battle in one of the three shootings, and suspects' firearms were recovered after each incident, said Steve Whitmore, a department spokesman. There were five fatal shootings by sheriff's deputies in 2008, Whitmore said. The recent spate of shootings comes less than a week after Sheriff Lee Baca called for an expedited investigation into a deputy's fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Athens on Sept.
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September 18, 2011 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
When Compton jurors recently deliberated the fate of a man charged with possessing a concealed firearm, they thought the evidence was overwhelming - not that the man was guilty but that the Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who testified against him had lied. Jurors said a video of the arrest and inconsistent testimony from deputies left them no choice earlier this month but to vote for acquittal. The five jurors who spoke to The Times said authorities should investigate the deputies from the sheriff's anti-gang-unit who were involved in the case.
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April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A knife-wielding man was shot and killed Friday night during a confrontation with deputies outside a home in Maywood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies from the East Los Angeles Station responded around 11:06 p.m. to a report of a man attempting to commit suicide at a home in the 3800 block of 56th Street, according to a department statement. The caller told authorities the man was holding a knife to his stomach, the statement said. When deputies arrived they saw the man holding in his right hand a long metal object that resembled a knife, authorities said.
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November 27, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A carjacking suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at the car's occupant was shot with Tasers by deputies in Lancaster, authorities said Wednesday. The suspect and an accomplice were taken into custody by deputies who recovered guns, ammunition and black masks from the pair, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The incident began Tuesday afternoon when the two suspects were in a vehicle and one of them pointed a gun at deputies. The deputies began pursuing the vehicle, which stopped at a cul-de-sac.  The suspect who allegedly pointed the gun at the deputies was taken into custody, but the driver carjacked a vehicle.
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May 18, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies responding to a burglary call in a Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood stumbled upon a $1-million marijuana-growing operation, authorities said. About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to the neighborhood, where they surrounded a home, believing a burglary suspect could be inside, authorities said. A man, Tom Kim, 37, emerged from the house and was detained. After clearing the house, the deputies found an “elaborate marijuana grow operation,” according to authorities.
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April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A carjacking suspect who fled police and barricaded himself inside a Boyle Heights apartment was shot and killed early Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, officials said. Deputies entered the building in the 500 block of Fairview Avenue between 3:30 and 4 a.m. and shot the man during a confrontation, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified. Authorities said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday, when the man carjacked a driver and was soon spotted by police.
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June 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A man in Fallbrook died during a struggle with San Diego County sheriff's deputies Wednesday night after he was spotted driving erratically in a car with a flat tire, authorities said. After the car smashed into a fence, the driver ran inside a home. When deputies attempted to arrest him, he became combative, forcing deputies to use a Taser and a police dog, authorities said. During the struggle, he stopped breathing and died, despite attempts by paramedics to revive him. The incident is under investigation by homicide officers and the county medical examiner.
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October 7, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies shot and killed a homeless man wielding a stick over the weekend, officials said. The shooting occurred at about 3:48 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Venice and La Cienega boulevards in Los Angeles, authorities said. Deputies with the Transit Services Bureau came into contact with the man when he "suddenly armed himself with a wooden stick," the Sheriff's Department said in a news release. He then "advanced toward the deputies with the wooden stick overhead," prompting them to open fire, the release said.
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July 18, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
Some Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies may have been looking for a shortcut up the chain of command. Department officials have launched an investigation into allegations that some deputies cheated on the promotional exam this month. In an unusual move, the agency announced the internal affairs investigation Thursday in a mass internal email, which was obtained by The Times. “Regrettably, it has been brought to the Department's attention that there may have been some isolated attempts by individuals to gain an unfair advantage during the written examination for Sergeant,” the email read.
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