Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSheriffs
IN THE NEWS

Sheriffs

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
May 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen had his home searched by sheriff deputies Thursday as part of an investigation conducted by the department's Internet Crimes Against Children unit. Andersen has not been arrested and Douglas County sheriff spokesman Ron Hanavan said no arrest warrant has been issued. The department began investigating Andersen in February after receiving information from a law enforcement agency in California. Hanavan declined to release details, including the nature of any pending charges, citing an ongoing investigation.
ARTICLES BY DATE
OPINION
April 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
The recent revelation that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department secretly conducted aerial surveillance of the entire city of Compton for nine days in 2012 prompted outrage from the city's mayor, its residents and civil liberties groups. The Sheriff's Department justified the surveillance by saying it was only a brief test of a program provided by a private security company. A small, manned Cessna plane equipped with an array of cameras flew six hours a day and only in daylight, beaming video information back to the local sheriff's station.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Mary McNamara
Although not a man normally associated with irony, Andy Griffith's early career took a 180-degree twist of almost Shakespearean dimensions. After galvanizing audiences as Lonesome Rhodes, a bumpkin savant who, with the aid of a radio producer more interested in ratings than integrity, becomes a duplicitous and increasingly dangerous political figure, Griffith went through the mirror lightly and took a television role that provided a happy antidote.  ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Kate Mather
Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been charged with conspiracy, perjury and altering evidence in connection with planting guns inside a medical marijuana dispensary to justify two arrests in 2011, prosecutors said. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice and altering evidence as a peace officer, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Martinez was also charged with two felony counts of perjury and one of filing a false report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates of an immigration policy overhaul are continuing their push for an anti-deportation measure known as the Trust Act as they wait to see if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the proposal into law. Around two dozen protesters with signs and bullhorns convened Wednesday outside the headquarters of the California State Sheriffs' Assn., calling on the group to drop its opposition to the bill. A handful of protesters also staged a sit-in inside the building.  The measure, which passed the Legislature last week, would limit state and local law enforcement's cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors today is to begin discussing criteria for replacing the former sheriff. Sheriff T. Baxter Dunn pleaded guilty last week to one federal count of fraud and agreed to resign.
NEWS
January 19, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham, the first elected official indicted in a three-year political corruption investigation, pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges that he offered to "manufacture" crime statistics in exchange for $3,650 in campaign contributions. After his release without bail, the veteran lawman told reporters that he is innocent and has no intention of resigning from the post he was first elected to in 1982.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A plan to merge the more expensive operations of the Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department could save taxpayers a lot of money, city officials said. Sacramento's city manager has proposed merging specialized operations such as boat and air patrols and bomb squads to keep costs down Sheriff Lou Blanas approved the idea, which he said would allow him to shift officers into positions that had been cut because of budget concerns.
NEWS
February 25, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been known as the silent sister of the Los Angeles Police Department. While LAPD exploits have been glorified in such Hollywood hits as "Dragnet," the Sheriff's Department has been represented in such eminently forgettable fare as the series "240-Robert."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2008 | Christian Berthelsen and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Nearly 50 candidates from 14 states and three countries have applied to become the next sheriff of Orange County, ranging from the executive director of Interpol in France to an electrician's assistant in Garden Grove, according to a list the county released Friday. The list includes several local candidates who had already expressed their interest in the office, including current acting Sheriff Jack Anderson, Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters, former Orange County Sheriff's Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Kate Mather
Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary to arrest two men, one of whom prosecutors said was sentenced to a year in jail before the bad evidence was discovered. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, face two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and altering evidence, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Martinez was charged with two additional felony counts of perjury and one count of filing a false report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Angel Jennings, Richard Winton and James Rainey
To the 96,000 residents of Compton, the little Cessna would have looked like scores of other small planes that flew over the city each day. But anyone paying close attention might have noticed the single-engine craft kept circling the city in a continuous loop. What they could not have known was that it packed unusual cargo - a bank of a dozen wide-angle industrial imaging cameras. They recorded low-resolution images of every corner of the 10.1-square-mile city. For nine days in early 2012, the small plane beamed the images to the local sheriff's department station, where deputies observed everything from fender benders, to a string of necklace snatchings to a shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department acknowledged this week that Compton residents were not notified of an airborne video-surveillance program that was tested in 2012. "No notification to the residents was made because this system was being tested in a city where cameras were already deployed and the system was only being evaluated," the department said in a statement released Tuesday. Officials said the department decided the program was not useful and dropped it after the test period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday there were no "Big Brother" aspects to an airborne video-surveillance program over Compton that was tested in 2012. Under the nine-day trial program in January 2012, a video camera was mounted on a small plane that was deployed for six-hour periods during the day, the department said. The plane, which flew out of Long Beach Airport, was operated by a private company that provides airborne surveillance technology. Nicole Nishida, a sheriff's spokeswoman, said the program was limited in scope and the department did not see a need to announce it because the city already used ground surveillance cameras in any areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Angel Jennings, Richard Winton and James Rainey
To the 96,000 residents of Compton, the little Cessna would have looked like scores of other small planes that flew over the city each day. But anyone paying close attention might have noticed the single-engine craft kept circling the city in a continuous loop. What they could not have known was that it packed unusual cargo - a bank of a dozen wide-angle industrial imaging cameras. They recorded low-resolution images of every corner of the 10.1-square-mile city. For nine days in early 2012, the small plane beamed the images to the local Sheriff's Department station, where deputies observed fender benders, necklace snatchings and a shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that an airborne video-surveillance program that was tested in 2012 was deemed not useful for the agency's crime-fighting needs. Under the nine-day trial program in January 2012, a video camera was mounted on a small plane that was deployed for six-hour periods during the day, the department said. The plane, which flew out of Long Beach Airport, was operated by a private company that provides airborne surveillance technology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A black woman has attained the rank of captain for the first time in the 150-year history of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. LaDonna Harris, 46, a 22-year department veteran and married mother of four, was sworn in Friday. About 13% of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department's 1,000 sworn officers are women, including two captains, a commander, three lieutenants and 15 sergeants.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge in Jonesboro ruled that a sheriff had no right to fire 27 employees en masse when he took office in January. Superior Court Judge Ben Miller said the employees were protected under Clayton County's civil service system. Sheriff Victor Hill had argued that the employees could be fired at will.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are revisiting the department's policy governing when and how deputies can use physical force, in light of a court ruling last year that officers can be held liable even for actions that led up to a shooting. The daughter of Shane Hayes, a mentally ill man who was shot and killed in his home by San Diego County sheriff's deputies after brandishing a knife, filed a wrongful death suit against the department. She argued that the deputies provoked the confrontation that led to the shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Soumya Karlamangla
Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming major problem areas, including the jails and foster care system, while expanding county medical staffs to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform. As part of a $26-billion spending plan that builds on post-recession economic improvements, Chief Executive William T Fujioka called for adding more than 1,300 positions to county government, including nurses, social workers and staff for the newly created Sheriff's Department inspector general.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|