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September 30, 2008 | Richard Winton and Scott Glover, Times Staff Writers
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly beat, stabbed and may have tried to castrate a young man whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife, according to a law enforcement source and a relative of the victim. Deputy Robert McClain, 34, is also suspected of assaulting his wife after confronting her about the alleged affair, law enforcement sources said.
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August 11, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
A deputy shot and wounded a man near the border of Compton and Lynwood on Saturday night after the deputy came under fire, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. Sheriff's deputies went to the 500 block of East El Segundo Boulevard about 9:15 p.m. to disperse a group of suspected gang members who were believed to be selling drugs, authorities said. The group scattered, and a deputy in a patrol car chased two men, who scaled a fence, according to the department.
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August 5, 2008 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
The off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was slain outside his home over the weekend was shot from behind and may not have seen his killer, police detectives said Monday. Authorities stressed that all angles, including the deputy's work in the jails, his personal life and the gang violence that pervades the Cypress Park area where he died, are being examined for a possible motive. Los Angeles Police Cmdr.
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August 4, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writers
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy gunned down Saturday outside his boyhood home in Cypress Park had been assigned to guard the most dangerous inmates in the county, including members of the notorious Mexican Mafia gang, authorities said Sunday. Los Angeles police and sheriff's officials said the prospect that Deputy Juan Abel Escalante was killed because of his work at the jail remained one of three possible motives.
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March 8, 2008 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
As a young man in South Los Angeles, Winston Hayes got to know the Compton courthouse well, getting hauled before judges more than a dozen times to answer charges of arson, assault and other crimes. On Friday, Hayes, 46, was back in court, but this time he walked out $1,326,468.60 richer after a civil court jury decided that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies used excessive force on him three years ago.
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January 23, 2008 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
A director of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Multicultural Advisory Council has been stripped of his reserve deputy status after Glendale police complained that he showed up at the scene of a suicide last week, flashing his badge and demanding access to a restricted area. The Glendale incident marks the latest in a string of cases in which reserve deputies or volunteers working for sheriff's departments around Southern California have been accused of overstepping their authority.
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December 9, 2007 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Sheriff's Det. Mario Loffredo spent six months looking for a boy who didn't exist -- and found him. As one of the detectives investigating former Roman Catholic priest and pedophile Michael Stephen Baker, Loffredo was told to find a potential molestation victim named in an internal church document.
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November 10, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acted this week to fire a deputy arrested earlier this year during a sting targeting Internet child predators, his spokesman said Friday. The move to terminate Joseph Carlos, 31, was made after sheriff's officials Wednesday acquired videotape of the sting filmed by a Court TV production crew.
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October 29, 2007 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies used to brace for trouble each time they pulled into a cluster of apartment buildings on South Grandee Avenue near the Compton airport. It's a cul-de-sac where they could be easily cornered by gang members But on a recent Friday night, deputies Jose Sandoval and Larry Waldie spotted only a few teenage girls who didn't appear to be causing trouble. There were no gang members in sight.
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October 25, 2007 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
The Office of Independent Review, which oversees investigations into alleged misconduct by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, does a good job of making sure internal investigations and discipline are fair and has increased public confidence in the department, according to a report by the county executive. The Board of Supervisors ordered the review last month after agreeing to spend more than $3 million to fund the unit for the next three years.
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