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Deputies in Gun Battle with Suspects in South L.A.

December 1, 2009
Authorities are searching for at least two suspects tonight after a routine stop in South Los Angeles turned into a gun battle between deputies and two men who had been pulled over.

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2010 Patrol Vehicles

October 26, 2009
Each year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pushes the new crop of patrol vehicles to their limit at a California speedway, as part of an annual performance and safety evaluation.

Man Kills Girlfriend, Drives Her Body to Sheriff Substation

October 19, 2009
Guillermo Marinero allegedly strangled his girlfriend, then drove her body to a local sheriff's substation, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Retired California Deputy Kills Purse Snatching Suspect

October 13, 2009
La Habra police received a call about 5 p.m. from a woman who said her purse had been snatched in the 1300 block of Beach Boulevard. Police then received a second call from the retired deputy, who said he was in his car chasing the suspects, who were fleeing in their vehicle, said Cindy Knapp, a spokeswoman for the La Habra Police Department.

L.A. County Deputies Kill Three Armed Suspects in Weekend Incidents

September 21, 2009
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed three armed suspects in separate incidents over the weekend, bringing the total number of fatal deputy-involved shootings so far this year to 13.

T3 Demonstrates Electric Stand-Up Vehicle For Policymakers

August 17, 2009
As a way to bring further awareness of its electric patrol vehicle to city and state policymakers with budget oversight, T3 Motion Inc. displayed its flagship T3 Series electric stand-up vehicles (ESV) for public and private sector leaders at a event in Beverly Hills in late July.

Gang Members Practice Their Skills

July 29, 2009
One at a time each of the three targets got out of the vehicle, walked in a big circle around the McDonald’s, went inside, only to return to the vehicle with a small drink. Then the next target did the exact same thing. Finally the third did the same. In tactical police terminology this is a clue that they were casing the McDonalds before robbing it.

Reputed Gang Member, Wanted for Attack on L.A. Deputies, Arrested in Mexico

July 21, 2009
An alleged Whittier gang member wanted in an attack on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies nearly nine years ago has been arrested in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.

L.A. County Sheriff Suspends DNA Testing in Sexual Assault Cases

June 23, 2009

Out of cash and understaffed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has suspended its faltering effort to analyze DNA evidence from thousands of rape and sexual assault cases, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Prioritizes Female Hiring

June 17, 2009
In an effort to provide more opportunity for qualified female deputies and comply with a consent decree that arose out of a 1980 sexual discrimination lawsuit, the department is stepping up its efforts to recruit more women.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department Opens Criminal Probe into El Monte Officer's Kick of Prone Suspect

May 15, 2009
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday opened a criminal investigation into the videotaped kicking of a prone suspect by an El Monte police officer after a high-speed pursuit the day before, authorities said.

Former L.A. County Deputy Charged with Attempted Drug Smuggling

May 7, 2009
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was charged Wednesday with attempting to smuggle narcotics into a county jail facility in Castaic where he worked as a jailer, authorities said.

Third Man Arrested in Murder of L.A. Sheriff's Deputy

April 23, 2009
A third suspected gang member has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Abel Escalante outside his parents' Cypress Park home, authorities said Wednesday.

Alcohol a Growing Problem in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, Report Says

April 16, 2009
Last year, 70 sworn and civilian employees of the Sheriff's Department were arrested. The majority of those arrests involved employees driving off-duty while under the influence of alcohol, according to an annual report produced by the county Office of Independent Review.

L.A. County Sheriff Has the Big Rock Many Claim to Own

March 3, 2009
Just before Christmas, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pried open a crate outside a warehouse to find something they had been chasing for months: an 840-pound Brazilian emerald that had been reported stolen.

Standardizing SWAT

March 1, 2009

Last year—40 years after the creation of SWAT teams—the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) established the first-ever national SWAT standards. That's something that many SWAT practitioners and observers consider long overdue.

L.A. County Sheriff Suggests Lower Bails to Cut Jail Crowding

February 26, 2009
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was in talks Tuesday with court officials to determine whether reducing bail for nonviolent offenders would cut jail overcrowding, discussions that came a day after he threatened to close the Men's Central Jail if hit with steep budget cuts.

L.A. County Jails Might Close, Sheriff Warns

February 24, 2009
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday threatened to close the Men's Central Jail and perhaps a second detention facility when he and other county department heads are forced to cut their budgets.

L.A. County to Send 112 Deputies to Inauguration

December 19, 2008
The move will make the L.A. County department one of the largest contingents helping with crowd control and other duties at what are expected to be high-turnout festivities surrounding President-elect Barack Obama's swearing in.

L.A. County Sheriff Catches Flak for Plan to Send Deputies to D.C. for Inauguration

December 11, 2008
County officials estimate that they would be on the hook for another $905,000 in salary and benefits. In addition, there is $81,000 in needed "cold weather gear" including jackets, gloves, hats and "turtleneck dickies" at a cost of $232 per deputy.
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