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April 26, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's jailer was convicted Friday on charges related to taking a $700 bribe and smuggling cocaine behind bars, prosecutors said. Remington Orr, 25, pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe and possession of a controlled substance in jail, both felonies. He allegedly had two ounces of cocaine when he was arrested at Men's Central Jail in February 2012. According to the district attorney's office, he agreed to a sentence of 2 1/2 years. In a separate case, Orr, who resigned from the department, also pleaded guilty to permitting a loaded firearm in a vehicle and driving with a suspended license.
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October 22, 2008 | Richard Winton, Winton is a Times staff writer.
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies face assault charges for allegedly beating up a firefighter while off duty last year in Pomona, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday. Joshua Titel and Brian Richards, both 31, pleaded not guilty in L.A. County Superior Court and were released without bail. According to prosecutors, the two deputies beat and kicked the victim on June 24, 2007.
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March 22, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
A fundraiser being hosted by Los Angeles County sheriff's officials Thursday night ended in violence, with one guest arrested and more arrests possible, a spokesman confirmed. Sheriff's deputies were hosting a party at Cities, a bar and restaurant in East Los Angeles, to raise money for an annual law enforcement relay race. About 2 a.m. Friday, there was an altercation that involved off-duty deputies and guests. One woman invited to the party was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
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March 27, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating an allegation that singer Justin Bieber threatened and assaulted a neighbor. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Tuesday the alleged battery did not involve “physical touching,” but he would not provide further details. The neighbor, who lives near Bieber on Prado Del Grandioso in Calabasas, alleged he was arguing with Bieber outside their homes when the altercation escalated. Sheriff's deputies arrived at 9:08 a.m. Tuesday to investigate, Whitmore said.
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March 6, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A fight at a Lancaster party turned deadly Sunday when one of the participants fired into a crowd, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding another young man, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. There were about 100 people at the party when the shooting occurred about 2:40 a.m. in the 45500 block of North Gadsden Avenue, according to sheriff's and county fire officials.
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April 24, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Anna Gorman
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are investigating a riot that occurred this week involving hundreds of immigration detainees at a county-run facility in Lancaster, where guards used tear gas grenades to restore order, authorities said Wednesday. The disturbance at the Mira Loma Detention Center began Tuesday morning when a fight broke out between two detainees from rival gangs, then escalated by 1:30 p.m. into a melee in the center's outdoor yard, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
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September 12, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have concluded a nearly two-month inquiry into whether county coroner's employees illegally leaked or sold private information from Michael Jackson's death investigation, a sheriff's spokesman announced Friday. Investigators from the sheriff's Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau determined that no criminal violations occurred, according to sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. County supervisors called for the inquiry July 25 after The Times reported that the pop star's death certificate had been viewed more than 300 times, including by half a dozen coroner's employees not involved in the investigation.
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April 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was hit Friday afternoon by a vehicle driven by a suspect who was later shot to death by authorities has been released from the hospital, authorities said. The incident began when a woman and her boyfriend got into a fight and he pulled a knife and took her children from a shopping center in the 11400 block of South Vermont Avenue, said Sheriff's Lt. John Corina. The man, who was driving the woman's car, dropped the children off at a nearby supermarket and returned, he said.
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December 26, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
A human skull with a bullet hole in it has been found in the Angeles National Forest. Two hikers came across it Thursday evening on a hillside that had been burned in the Station fire. Homicide detectives are overseeing the investigation but don't yet know how long the skull was there, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. "It appears to be burned," Whitmore said. The Station fire, which started Aug. 26, burned 250 square miles of forest.
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August 8, 2008 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A Boston man who detectives hoped would shed light on the 1985 disappearance of a San Marino couple has refused to speak with Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives, authorities said Thursday. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said the detectives are heading back to Los Angeles and have not made any definitive links between Clark Rockefeller and the disappearance of Jonathan Sohus, 26, and his wife, Linda, 28.
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