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December 10, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
There has been no shortage of challenges recently at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In the last two years, deep budget cuts have pared its ranks by 1,200, deputies have been working without a contract and the department has come under scrutiny after the slayings of five inmates in county jails in six months.
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December 4, 2013 | By Bob Pool and Robert Faturechi
Under fire for hiring dozens of officers with histories of serious misconduct, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged Wednesday shortcomings in the way his agency handled the process. “It could have been done better,” Baca told reporters. Baca's comments come a day after county leaders demanded he investigate his hiring practices in response to an L.A. Times investigation last weekend that found that his agency hired dozens of officers from a disbanded county police force in 2010 even though investigators had found significant misconduct in their backgrounds.
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March 31, 1998 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A commander in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says he was instructed by Sheriff Sherman Block to solicit an endorsement for the sheriff's reelection campaign, then threatened with retaliation because Block believed that he had not complied with the order. If true, the allegations--which are contained in a two-page letter from Cmdr.
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December 3, 2013 | By Seema Mehta and Ben Poston
Los Angeles County leaders demanded Tuesday that Sheriff Lee Baca investigate hiring practices in response to a Times' investigation that found his department hired officers even though they had histories of misconduct. The move, approved unanimously by the county Board of Supervisors, requests Baca to report in two weeks on "whether exceptions were made to the hiring standards despite a commitment to conduct a full background on each applicant, [and] if so, who made those decisions and how will they be held accountable," according to a motion written by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Bob Pool and Robert Faturechi
Under fire for hiring dozens of officers with histories of serious misconduct, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged Wednesday shortcomings in the way his agency handled the process. “It could have been done better,” Baca told reporters. Baca's comments come a day after county leaders demanded he investigate his hiring practices in response to an L.A. Times investigation last weekend that found that his agency hired dozens of officers from a disbanded county police force in 2010 even though investigators had found significant misconduct in their backgrounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2013 | By Seema Mehta and Ben Poston
Los Angeles County leaders demanded Tuesday that Sheriff Lee Baca investigate hiring practices in response to a Times' investigation that found his department hired officers even though they had histories of misconduct. The move, approved unanimously by the county Board of Supervisors, requests Baca to report in two weeks on "whether exceptions were made to the hiring standards despite a commitment to conduct a full background on each applicant, [and] if so, who made those decisions and how will they be held accountable," according to a motion written by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
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August 25, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff's officials Friday defended their decision to release Nicole Richie from jail after she served 82 minutes of her four-day sentence for driving under the influence of drugs, saying they informed the judge in the case in advance. Los Angeles County Undersheriff Larry Waldie said Sheriff Lee Baca went to great lengths to avoid the criticism he received after Paris Hilton was released early for medical reasons, after serving five days of her 45-day sentence.
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December 16, 2005 | William Nottingham, Times Staff Writer
The scene unfolded Dec. 6. Four high-ranking sheriff's deputies were being grilled about why yet another inmate -- the eighth in two years -- had been killed inside the nation's largest jail. Los Angeles County supervisors, fresh from agreeing to pay a $1.7-million wrongful-death settlement to families of two other inmates, were angry and in search of an explanation.
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November 25, 1997
Nearly three weeks after the city election, Larry Waldie on Monday was declared the winner of a seat on the City Council by a two-vote margin over Tom King. City Clerk Beverly Sherwood announced Waldie's victory after the county registrar-recorder staff accounted for all the ballots in the Nov. 4 race. With two seats up for grabs, incumbent June Wentworth easily won reelection with 1,727 votes, while Waldie edged out King 1,271 votes to 1,269 votes. Henry Terrazas garnered 402 votes.
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April 13, 2000
Sheriff Lee Baca has replaced one high-ranking woman in the department with another, promoting Elizabeth Dickinson to chief of the department's detective division, sheriff's officials said. Dickinson, who has been the patrol commander for the southwestern region of the county--which includes the Carson and Century stations--replaces Helena Ashby, who retired in March.
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August 25, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff's officials Friday defended their decision to release Nicole Richie from jail after she served 82 minutes of her four-day sentence for driving under the influence of drugs, saying they informed the judge in the case in advance. Los Angeles County Undersheriff Larry Waldie said Sheriff Lee Baca went to great lengths to avoid the criticism he received after Paris Hilton was released early for medical reasons, after serving five days of her 45-day sentence.
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December 16, 2005 | William Nottingham, Times Staff Writer
The scene unfolded Dec. 6. Four high-ranking sheriff's deputies were being grilled about why yet another inmate -- the eighth in two years -- had been killed inside the nation's largest jail. Los Angeles County supervisors, fresh from agreeing to pay a $1.7-million wrongful-death settlement to families of two other inmates, were angry and in search of an explanation.
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December 10, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
There has been no shortage of challenges recently at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In the last two years, deep budget cuts have pared its ranks by 1,200, deputies have been working without a contract and the department has come under scrutiny after the slayings of five inmates in county jails in six months.
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March 31, 1998 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A commander in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says he was instructed by Sheriff Sherman Block to solicit an endorsement for the sheriff's reelection campaign, then threatened with retaliation because Block believed that he had not complied with the order. If true, the allegations--which are contained in a two-page letter from Cmdr.
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February 8, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Top Sheriff's Department officials dropped their union memberships because of union support for challengers of Sheriff Lee Baca, officials said Thursday. The Professional Peace Officers Assn. endorsed Sgt. John Stites in the March 5 election, and the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs appeared to be poised to back Sgt. Patrick Gomez. The peace officers board also gave Stites a $1,000 campaign contribution, which led some union members to question the direction of the group.
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