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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said "alcohol is suspected" to have been a factor when two off-duty deputies allegedly fired their guns during a dispute over loud music at a campground this past weekend. The deputies -- Dejay Barber, 44, and Matthew Rincon, 24 -- were arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm after Chino police officers were called to Prado Regional Park early Sunday morning.  Authorities suspect that the off-duty deputies learned they were colleagues only after their campground showdown.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Two men were wounded early Sunday in a deputy-involved shooting in the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said. The incident began in Duarte shortly after 1 a.m. after deputies spotted a man with a gun near the intersection of Ivory Drive and Galen Street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Carmen Arballo. The man got in a car and a pursuit ensued, she said. The chase lasted less than a minute before the suspect's vehicle crashed near the 2400 block of South El Toro Road in an unincorporated area near Duarte, Arballo said.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court revived a wrongful death lawsuit against San Diego County on Monday, ruling that a jury should determine whether two sheriff's deputies who killed a suicidal man who was wielding a knife acted negligently. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 to overturn a lower court's ruling for the county and to let a jury decide whether two deputies violated the law when they entered the man's house in 2006 without first thoroughly investigating him and gunned him down without having ordered him to halt.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
Authorities continued Saturday to investigate the shooting of a 37-year-old man who fled a Long Beach motel parking lot and attempted to run over a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy. Deputies from the Lakewood Sheriff's Station arrived Friday about 12:20 p.m. at a motel in the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway in search of a man wanted in the assault of a police officer, the Sheriff's department said in a statement. When deputies approached the suspect, he got into his car and attempted to run over one of the deputies while escaping the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty Thursday in connection with allegations that they assaulted a handcuffed inmate, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. Deputies Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez were the latest in a string of 21 current and former sheriff's officials charged by federal authorities in connection with the FBI's three-year investigation into brutality and other misconduct in the Sheriff's Department. Last month, federal authorities alleged that Aguiar and Ramirez violated the civil rights of the inmate by assaulting him Feb. 11, 2009, inside Men's Central Jail.
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