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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block on Wednesday named Assistant Sheriff Jerry Harper, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, to replace retiring Undersheriff Robert A. Edmonds. That could put Harper first in line to succeed Block when he retires. Harper, 51, will take over when Edmonds leaves at the end of March. Harper was the Sheriff Department's chief planner for security for the 1984 Olympics and saw duty during the 1965 Watts riots and during last year's rioting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf
Sharon Harper, demoted last year from Los Angeles County's second-highest executive job, has been on paid medical leave since November and has yet to report to her new job in the Sheriff's Department, according to county officials. Harper was forced out of her $260,000-a-year job less than two weeks after The Times reported that county auditors found that she had improperly helped her son-in-law obtain a county job that was "overcompensated" by nearly $1,000 a month. The fight over Harper's demotion now shows signs of heading to civil court, with the recent denial of her appeal clearing the way for her to file a lawsuit against her employer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf
Sharon Harper, demoted last year from Los Angeles County's second-highest executive job, has been on paid medical leave since November and has yet to report to her new job in the Sheriff's Department, according to county officials. Harper was forced out of her $260,000-a-year job less than two weeks after The Times reported that county auditors found that she had improperly helped her son-in-law obtain a county job that was "overcompensated" by nearly $1,000 a month. The fight over Harper's demotion now shows signs of heading to civil court, with the recent denial of her appeal clearing the way for her to file a lawsuit against her employer.
OPINION
April 24, 2006
Re "Bratton's 'broken windows,' " Opinion, April 20 Professor Bernard E. Harcourt's criticism of Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton's adherence to the "broken windows" theory of dealing with crime misses the mark. Law enforcement should be mostly concerned with working closely with the individual, widely varying communities that make up the city. Law enforcement generally has done a much better job the last decade in partnering with neighborhoods and finding out what the people think are the problems that should have priority attention.
OPINION
April 24, 2006
Re "Bratton's 'broken windows,' " Opinion, April 20 Professor Bernard E. Harcourt's criticism of Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton's adherence to the "broken windows" theory of dealing with crime misses the mark. Law enforcement should be mostly concerned with working closely with the individual, widely varying communities that make up the city. Law enforcement generally has done a much better job the last decade in partnering with neighborhoods and finding out what the people think are the problems that should have priority attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1986 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
A Pacoima man killed a Val Verde teen-ager and injured three other men after a party early Sunday morning, and then was captured and beaten to death by outraged onlookers, authorities said. David Mota, 20, was leaving a large party in Val Verde, a rural town in the Santa Clarita Valley, at about 1:20 a.m. when he saw 17-year-old Gerardo Valle breaking up a fight between two youths, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Robbins said.
NEWS
March 30, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The man chosen by the governor this week to head the California Youth Authority has a resume that, on paper at least, makes him both a perfect and a potentially problematic candidate. Jerry L. Harper rose through the ranks to the No. 2 post in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where he was known for high standards, concern for detail and intense focus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1997 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a short-lived experiment in running their own police force, Hawaiian Gardens officials want to rehire the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to protect their one-square-mile community in order to trim costs. There's just one problem. City officials are hoping the Sheriff's Department will retain the Hawaiian Gardens officers, many of them popular fixtures in the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1998
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block remained in serious condition at USC University Hospital on Wednesday, two days after doctors removed a blood clot the size of a golf ball from his brain. Block is still not able to speak, according to a source close to the case, but that is to be expected after such rigorous surgery and the pressure of the blood clot on his brain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988
Federal grants totaling $2.7 million were awarded Wednesday to city and county law enforcement agencies to help in the war against drugs, but local authorities immediately decried the grants as too small. "We're going to use this money as effectively as we can, but we must say in all candor we need more," Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said at a news conference with city and county law enforcement officials. The grants are to be divided between the city and county, with the city receiving $1.
NEWS
March 30, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The man chosen by the governor this week to head the California Youth Authority has a resume that, on paper at least, makes him both a perfect and a potentially problematic candidate. Jerry L. Harper rose through the ranks to the No. 2 post in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where he was known for high standards, concern for detail and intense focus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block on Wednesday named Assistant Sheriff Jerry Harper, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, to replace retiring Undersheriff Robert A. Edmonds. That could put Harper first in line to succeed Block when he retires. Harper, 51, will take over when Edmonds leaves at the end of March. Harper was the Sheriff Department's chief planner for security for the 1984 Olympics and saw duty during the 1965 Watts riots and during last year's rioting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1986 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
A Pacoima man killed a Val Verde teen-ager and injured three other men after a party early Sunday morning, and then was captured and beaten to death by outraged onlookers, authorities said. David Mota, 20, was leaving a large party in Val Verde, a rural town in the Santa Clarita Valley, at about 1:20 a.m. when he saw 17-year-old Gerardo Valle breaking up a fight between two youths, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Robbins said.
NEWS
May 5, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
An unemployed accountant was arrested for allegedly raping four Hollywood prostitutes in a secluded area north of Canyon Country, sheriff's deputies said. Rabih Alkharsa, 33, of Hollywood was booked on suspicion of rape, oral copulation, sodomy, kidnaping, robbery and false imprisonment for five separate assaults. One victim, a hitchhiker, escaped before she was sexually assaulted. Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1987
The former commander of the Lomita sheriff's station has applied for disability retirement and has been convicted on a misdemeanor charge after his October arrest at a Long Beach adult theater. Capt. Charles Emerson, 48, pleaded guilty Friday in Long Beach Municipal Court to a reduced charge of disturbing the peace. He was placed on probation for one year and was ordered to pay $380 in fines.
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