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October 7, 1990
Dana Parsons' column on Brad Gates ("For Sheriff Who Would Be Sun King, It's All Too Shady," Sept. 30) was like a breath of fresh air to my Sunday morning. I'm glad to learn that I'm not the only human being in Orange County who believes that Gates' lease has run out, that it's time for the people to repossess that office he so ungraciously occupies. As one who recovered damages for Gates' unlawful conduct (in 1987, four others and I received $375,000 due to Gates' unwarranted investigations and harassments)
June 4, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
More than two years after Orange County's top lawman was indicted on corruption charges, voters will finally decide who should run the state's second-largest sheriff's department. After Michael S. Carona's arrest and resignation, county supervisors deliberately reached outside the department to name a successor. Sandra Hutchens, who had spent decades with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was embraced as an "agent of change," a fresh face to lead a department that had endured years of upheaval.
June 14, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
A Compton jury Friday awarded $7.5 million to the parents of a man shot dead by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. According to the parents' attorney, Robert Thomas Jr. was standing outside with about 60 others at a party in Willowbrook in 2010 when two deputies pulled up. One stopped Thomas and frisked him. Thomas then bolted, and the two deputies gave chase. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies saw Thomas reach for a gun that was sticking out of his pocket. Deputy Victor Lemus fired nine shots, hitting Thomas seven times and killing him, said John Sweeney, the Thomas family's attorney.
January 9, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A sheriff who made $212,000 in the last three years by feeding inmates what a judge said were skimpy meals was released from jail after submitting a plan to feed them better. Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett profited legally from a Depression-era state law that allows sheriffs to keep any money they can make by feeding inmates for less than what they receive in state funding. U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon had Bartlett arrested Wednesday.
May 15, 1987
The Los Angeles Board of Pension Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to approve a hearing examiner's recommendation to discontinue the disability pension of a former Los Angeles police officer who is the sheriff of Josephine County (Grants Pass), Oregon. The former policeman, William E. Arnado, 44, took office last January while drawing his $1,700-a-month disability pension for back problems.
December 5, 1985 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
There's hardly a publication in Los Angeles that hasn't by now featured a story on the Los Angeles Theatre Center, and with it, a shot of Bill Bushnell in the forefront of the lobby posed in a somewhat bristling, combative stance (one magazine repeated the adjective "dogged"). The shots are never just those of an ethereal or official-looking artistic director posed in front of a big building; Bushnell looks more like the modern version of a boom-town sheriff.
When deputies in the Antelope Valley were confronted earlier this month by an armed man who continued resisting after being shot with "beanbag" rounds, they did an unusual thing for law enforcement officers--they just went away. The man eventually returned home, without harming himself or anyone else. The peaceful conclusion of the incident in the high desert town of Valyermo was a result of a new law-enforcement policy that grew out of a startling 1997 study by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The mother of James Allen Beck, the former Arcadia police officer who died in a fiery shootout in Stevenson Ranch last year, has filed a wrongful-death claim against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, lawyers said Tuesday. In her claim, Donna Beck accuses the department of using excessive force against her son, who officials say shot and killed a sheriff's deputy during the standoff. The mother alleges that deputies let his two-story house burn down while he and his dog were inside, prevented firefighters from saving him and later altered evidence.
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