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Vanessa Bryant Wants Deputies' Names Released

She says they took pictures of Kobe Bryant crash site

(Newser) - Vanessa Bryant wants a US court to release the names of the four Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies she says took and shared photos of her late husband, Kobe Bryant, after he, their daughter, and seven others died in a helicopter crash last year. The request is part of...

Attacks by Police Dogs Stay Off Radar

Those bitten are nearly all male, disproportionately Black

(Newser) - There's evidence of another way force is used disproportionately, often without accountability, by police departments around the country. About 3,600 people—almost all men—are treated in emergency rooms each year for bites inflicted by police dogs. Statistics for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Ferguson,...

Ambushed Deputies Face 'Long Road to Recovery'
2 Cops Shot in Head
Leave Hospital

2 Cops Shot in Head Leave Hospital

Both LA County sheriff's deputies are expected to enter long-term care

(Newser) - The two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who were shot in the head in an ambush are now out of hospital. Officials announced the release of the female deputy , a 31-year-old mother, on Monday. The 24-year-old male deputy was released on Wednesday. Both are to enter long-term care facilities,...

'Heart-Wrenching' Video Shows LA Deputy Aiding Hurt Partner

Sheriff calls it a 'double miracle' that 2 deputies, both shot in head, are now in stable condition

(Newser) - In what the Los Angeles County sheriff is calling a "double miracle," two rookie Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were ambushed and shot in the head in Compton on Saturday night are now in stable condition after surgery at a Lynwood hospital. A newly surfaced surveillance...

2 Deputies Shot Point-Blank Expected to Survive
'Deputies Down': Big Reward
Offered in LA Shooting
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'Deputies Down': Big Reward Offered in LA Shooting

2 Los Angeles County officers are expected to survive; reporter arrested during protests

(Newser) - The search continues for the gunman who shot two Los Angeles County deputies at close range over the weekend, and authorities hope a new incentive will help. The county sheriff's department has announced a $100,000 reward, reports NBC News . Surveillance video shows that the gunman walked up to...

New Video Emerges After Man With Bike 'Violation' Killed

LA deputies say Dijon Kizzee was reaching for weapon; attorney, witnesses have different take

(Newser) - Conflicting narratives have emerged in the case of Dijon Kizzee, the 29-year-old Black man shot dead Monday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after an incident reportedly involving Kizzee's violation of bicycle codes. USA Today reports that the sheriff's department, via a statement, contends Kizzee tried to...

Man Allegedly Broke Bike Rule, Was Shot '20+ Times'
Man Allegedly
Broke Bike Rule,
Was Shot '20+ Times'
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Man Allegedly Broke Bike Rule, Was Shot '20+ Times'

Dijon Kizzee's death at the hands of LA County sheriff's deputies is roiling LA

(Newser) - Dijon Kizzee. That's the name of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westmont on Monday. As of early Wednesday, the names of the deputies involved hadn't been released, despite calls from family and activists. "...

Sheriff Says 8 Deputies Shared Gruesome Kobe Crash Photos

They were ordered to delete photos

(Newser) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he felt a "sense of betrayal" when he found out that as many as eight deputies allegedly took and shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others. The sheriff tells CNN that the only people authorized...

Report: Cops Shared Graphic Photos of Kobe Crash Scene

Sheriff's department is investigating allegations

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department says it is investigating allegations that deputies leaked graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others last month. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that days after the crash, first responders discussed the inappropriate sharing of...

Deputy 'Shot by Sniper' Really Wasn't: Sheriff

Deputy Angel Reinosa will likely be relieved of duty

(Newser) - A California sheriff's deputy who claimed he was shot by a sniper has 'fessed up: He really wasn't, authorities say. In a Saturday night presser, Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. said Deputy Angel Reinosa's tale grew thinner when he was...

FBI Investigates Gangs in LA—of Deputies

'Los Angeles Times' reports on tattooed groups within the sheriff's department

(Newser) - The FBI is investigating gang-like groups in Los Angeles—and in a twist, the alleged members are sheriff's deputies. The probe focuses on tattooed groups within the LA County Sheriff's Department with names such as the Spartans, the Regulators, the Reapers, and the Banditos, reports the Los Angeles ...

Former LA Sheriff Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison

Lee Baca was found guilty of obstruction of justice

(Newser) - A longtime Los Angeles County sheriff was sentenced to three years in federal prison Friday by a judge who accused him of "blind obedience to a corrupt culture," the AP reports. According to KABC , Lee Baca, who served as sheriff for 15 years, was found guilty of obstructing...

Cops Grab Suspect's Gun Without Lifting a Finger

'The robot was a game changer'

(Newser) - After an attempted murder suspect armed with a rifle was chased into the desert on Sept. 8, he barricaded himself using a dirt berm and wire fencing; Los Angeles County sheriffs say they tried for six hours to get him to surrender. Finally, officers skillfully plucked the gun right out...

Video: LA Deputies Shoot 'Crawling' Man

He's identified as Nicholas Robertson of Lynwood, Calif.

(Newser) - Sheriff's deputies shot a man they say had a gun but relatives are questioning the killing after video apparently showed them continuing to shoot as he crawled on the ground. The man, identified Sunday as Nicholas Robertson, 28, of Lynwood, Calif., died at the scene Saturday morning in the...

FBI Nabs 18 Sheriff's Deputies for Jail Abuse

Jailers allegedly caught and grilled federal informant

(Newser) - The FBI is arresting 18 former and current LA county sheriff's deputies today following a 2-year investigation into abuse and corruption at Los Angeles County jails, NBC News reports. According to a criminal complaint and four grand jury indictments, officers beat and held inmates without justification, and conspired to...

LA Sheriff Hired Dozens of Officers With Shady Pasts
LA Sheriff Hired Dozens of Officers With Shady Pasts
investigation

LA Sheriff Hired Dozens of Officers With Shady Pasts

'LA Times' offers up detailed investigation

(Newser) - Roughly four years ago, Los Angeles County's Office of Public Safety was dissolved in order to save money, with the task of patrolling parks and government buildings falling to the LA County Sheriff’s Department—which in 2010 hired about 280 applicants from the disbanded office. The Los Angeles ...

LA Sheriff Tells Pols to Turn in Their Badges

Move has nothing to do with nightclub photo, says his office

(Newser) - LA County Sheriff Lee Baca has told politicians in dozens of towns to turn in their badges. The badges, which look like those issued to deputies but read "City Official Los Angeles County" instead of "deputy sheriff," came under scrutiny after three small-town officials were busted on...

TMZ Chief May Sue After Cops Pull Phone Records

Invasion 'breaks federal law, breaks state law,' Levin says

(Newser) - Not so fun being on the other side: TMZ founder Harvey Levin is promising legal action after learning that Los Angeles cops went through his phone records during a leak investigation related to Mel Gibson’s 2007 DUI. TMZ broke the original story. Though the Sheriff’s Department says it...

LA Fire Began as Arson: Feds

With blaze having killed 2 firefighters, sheriff begins homicide investigation

(Newser) - The wildfire that has burned 144,000 acres north of Los Angeles was set by arsonists, the US Forest Service said this afternoon. With the blaze having killed two firefighters, authorities are now treating the matter as homicide, KTLA-TV reports, and the LA County Sheriff’s Department has begun an...

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