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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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September 21, 2011 | John Hoeffel
Medical marijuana dispensaries -- with storerooms of high-priced weed, registers brimming with cash and some clientele more interested in getting high than getting well -- are often seen as magnets for crime, a perception deepened by a few high-profile murders. But a report from the Rand Corp. reaches a startling conclusion: The opposite appears to be true. In a study of crime near Los Angeles dispensaries -- which the investigators call the most rigorous independent examination of its kind -- the Santa Monica-based think tank found that crime actually increased near hundreds of pot shops after they were required to close last summer.
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September 6, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard
Federal authorities have opened a civil rights probe into whether Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates, according to a letter sent to county officials this week. The so-called pattern or practice investigation marks a new level of scrutiny for the nation's largest jail system, which is the subject of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation into allegations of excessive force and other misconduct. The letter, sent from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to the county on Thursday, said federal authorities opened the civil probe after becoming "increasingly concerned about use of force and alleged abuse by jail deputies and staff.
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March 23, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has begun termination proceedings against six deputies who were part of what officials are describing as an aggressive group that may have used gang-like hand signs to identify themselves before allegedly assaulting two fellow deputies at a Christmas party last year. The firing of six deputies in connection with a single incident is one of the largest in the department's history, officials said. The men all worked on the third floor of Men's Central Jail, where they allegedly were part of a clique that had certain gang-like characteristics, including three-finger hand signs, representing the third floor.
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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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May 25, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Gang investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have arrested a Lynwood city official on suspicion of felonies, including being an accessory to robbery and possessing a stolen handgun, a department spokesman said. Autra Adams, special assistant to the Lynwood city manager, was arrested at her home Thursday morning, said department spokesman Steve Whitmore. According to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, Adams was arrested in connection with a case targeting the East Coast Crips street gang.
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March 10, 2010 | By Richard Winton
A dispute at a Lancaster movie theater during a screening of "Shutter Island" ended with someone plunging a meat thermometer into the neck of the man who complained about someone sitting near him talking on a cellphone during the show. The incident occurred two weeks ago at the Cinemark 22 theater, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The theater was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese film when the moviegoer complained about a woman near him using a cellphone.
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July 20, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Malibu Councilman Skylar Peak was sent involuntarily to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and faces a police investigation after a run-in with security guards at a Point Dume shopping center. The guards allege Peak menaced them with a sharp object, authorities said. Peak, a popular Malibu surfer who is the youngest person ever to serve on the City Council, denied the allegations and said that guards chased and pushed him after he tripped on a chair. Peak said he had previously been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has been addressing his illness.
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February 11, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton
More than 1,500 inmates have been released from county jails around California in response to legislation designed to cut the state prison population, prompting an outcry from some law enforcement officials. More than 300 inmates have been released in Orange County in the last few weeks and about 200 in Sacramento County, including a man who allegedly assaulted a woman hours after getting early release from jail. A Sacramento County judge Wednesday ordered a temporary halt in that county's early releases, saying the legislation applies only to state prisons and not to county jails.
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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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