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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A 35-year-old man was shot dead by Riverside County sheriff's deputies early Sunday after firing a rifle during a domestic dispute, according to a sheriff's news release . At 1:17 a.m., a woman reported that she was in a house in French Valley with two young children and a man who had fired his rifle at least once. While on the phone with the woman, a dispatcher heard several gunshots, the news release said. Neighbors also began calling to report gunfire. When deputies arrived, the man, Otavis Hall, refused to speak to them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Times Staff Writer
A sword-wielding man has been arrested in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of attempting to murder  sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon when deputies went to a home in the 9400 block of Glenaire Court after a father called to report his son was under the influence of methamphetamine and having a bipolar episode, officials with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The man said his son, later identified as Montasir Ishag, 33, had a sword in his bedroom and earlier had left the house by jumping over the back fence because he feared for his life, officials said.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Two Louisiana sheriff's deputies have been shot and killed, and two other  deputies were seriously wounded in an early morning shootout outside New Orleans. Capt. Dane Clement of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office  confirmed the deaths of the two deputies and told the media said that the other two deputies were undergoing surgery for their injuries, according to a video posted at Nola.com. He declined to declined to discuss the circumstances leading up to the shooting, or whether arrests have been made, saying  Sheriff Mike Tregre would address the media shortly.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Carla Hall
The U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division announced a sweeping and fairly damning finding that Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies in the Antelope Valley had engaged in “a pattern or practice of discriminatory and otherwise unlawful searches and seizures, including the use of unreasonable force.”  Sheriff's deputies also “engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African Americans in violation of...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Thursday night after holding up a woman in her home near West Covina and then attempting to flee had a woman and a child in his getaway car, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, tried to rob the woman at gunpoint sometime before 5 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said, but deputies were called to the scene by her son, who said a black car was waiting outside. When deputies arrived, the black car was already speeding toward them and a chase ensued, the Sheriff's Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was shot and killed Wednesday in a confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook, authorities said Wednesday night. The shooting was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Piru Street. The victim was shot by at least one deputy and pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. There were no immediate details on what sparked the shooting or whether the victim was armed. Homicide detectives were responding. Since January 2007, at least 190 homicides have been reported in Willowbrook, according to the Times Homicide Report database .  [For the record 9:51 p.m.:  The Sheriff's Department initially said the shooting was in Compton but the agency now says it was in Willowbrook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
A man could be charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, authorities said, after he allegedly fired shots at two L.A. County deputies during a traffic stop on the 60 Freeway in Industry. At about 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday, the deputies were trying to conduct a traffic stop when 20-year-old Jesus Navarro failed to yield, L.A. County sheriff's Sgt. Jeffrey Kim said. “At that point, the deputies saw a flash of light and then heard gunshots and realized they were being shot at,” Kim said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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