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October 28, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was attacked by a motorist near the scene of a fatal accident was forced to draw her weapon and shoot the man, authorities said. The deputy, whose name had not been released, responded with another deputy to a call of a fatal accident at 124th Street and Compton Avenue about 1:50 p.m. While one deputy attended to the injured motorist, who later died, the other ran after the suspect. When she caught up with him, about 200 feet away, she was "verbally and physically assaulted by the suspect believed to have caused the accident," said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
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March 1, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
A retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was critically wounded Wednesday when he was stabbed by a graffiti tagger he confronted behind a Huntington Beach pet store, authorities said. Ronald Chaver, 43, fired five gunshots at the vandal but missed, said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Terry Lindsey. It was unclear, he said, whether the stabbing or shooting occurred first. Police responded a few minutes later, shortly before 10 a.m., and arrested a suspect outside the Petco at Adams Avenue and Magnolia Street.
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March 7, 2008 | Gary Klein
Maurice Simmons, a Compton Dominguez High linebacker who signed a letter of intent with USC, was arrested this week on suspicion of robbery. Bail was set at $50,000 for the 18-year-old, Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said Thursday. Lamont Hall, 19, also was arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the alleged incident Wednesday, and his bail was set at $50,000, sheriffs' officials said.
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October 17, 2008 | H.G. Reza
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing a lewd act with a minor. James Joseph Doyle was arrested at the Compton Courthouse, where he was working as a bailiff, said Brea Police Sgt. Bill Smyser. Doyle, 45, is accused of touching a 15-year-old girl inappropriately on June 20 while she was a passenger in his car. The teenager, a Yorba Linda resident, told her parents, who called Orange County Child Protective Services. The incident was reported to Brea police, who patrol Yorba Linda.
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December 22, 2012 | By Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times
Illegal immigrants who are arrested in minor crimes will no longer be targeted for deportation, the Obama administration announced Friday in an apparent concession to the increasing number of jurisdictions pushing back against its Secure Communities program. Immigrant advocates as well as some police chiefs and sheriffs have complained that detention orders under the program were being issued indiscriminately, snaring people who were driving without a license or selling tamales on private property.
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May 9, 2012 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The investigation into a secret clique within the Los Angeles County sheriff's elite gang unit has uncovered allegations that members had matching tattoos of a gun-toting skeleton, which deputies would modify to celebrate their involvement in a shooting, according to sources close to the internal probe. One deputy, who has admitted belonging to a clique called the "Jump Out Boys," has identified about half a dozen other deputies as members, one source confirmed. Those men are expected to be summoned for interviews with internal affairs investigators, the source said.
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May 16, 2013 | By Abby Sewell and Angel Jennings
A former Compton deputy fire chief -- who has also starred on a reality television series -- has been arrested on suspicion of arson and grand theft in connection with a fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of radio equipment in late 2011. Marcel Melanson, 37, was arrested at his home Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Compton had bought the radio and communications equipment in 2010, when the city was planning to end its contract with the Sheriff's Department and reinstate the Compton Police Department.
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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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October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Conrad Murray , the doctor convicted in the death of pop star Michael Jackson , was released from Men's Central Jail at 12:01 a.m. Monday, authorities confirmed. Upon his release, Murray, who served two years behind bars for the 2011 involuntary-manslaughter conviction, eluded a waiting scrum of TV cameras and die-hard Jackson fans. The 60-year-old was sentenced to the maximum four-year term for his role in Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol , which the doctor had administered Under state sentencing rules, Murray was eligible for parole well in advance of the end of his sentences, but he has nonetheless has endured a long ordeal since Jackson's death, said his attorney Valerie Wass.
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