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Former Sheriff Lee Baca Wants His Trial Moved From L.A. County

October 5, 2016
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said in court documents he wants his case to be heard by a different judge in either Orange or Riverside County because he doesn't believe he'll get a fair trial.

New Federal Charges Accuse Ex-L.A. Sheriff of Obstructing Justice, Lying to Authorities

August 8, 2016
Days after withdrawing a guilty plea for lying during an FBI investigation into widespread abuses at the county jails, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was indicted Friday on more serious charges that could bring up to 20 years in prison.

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Withdraws His Guilty Plea

August 2, 2016
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca withdrew his guilty plea Monday to a charge of lying during an FBI investigation into the county's jails, opting instead for a trial.

Judge Throws Out Ex-L.A. County Sheriff's Plea Deal

July 18, 2016
A federal judge rejected a plea agreement Monday under which former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca would have served up to six months in prison for lying to federal authorities, saying the punishment was not severe enough.

Former L.A. Sheriff Diagnosed With Alzheimer's, Still Faces 6 Months in Prison

June 21, 2016
Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, according to court documents filed Monday.

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff to Plead Guilty in Jail Scandal

February 10, 2016
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty in a downtown courtroom Wednesday to making a false statement, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff's Department.

Video: L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to Retire at End of Month

January 7, 2014
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month.

And So the Baca Era Ends

January 7, 2014
But whatever Baca’s priorities, I have reason to question that the welfare of his personnel and countrymen were high among them. His tax dollar-funded support of a department Muslim Community Affairs Unit was less concerning to my mind than his open advocacy of other questionable Muslim entities such as CAIR. Also his mea culpa parading of contrite Century deputies in the aftermath of a shooting proved more embarrassing than mollifying.

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to Retire

January 7, 2014
Sheriff Lee Baca announced today he will retire from the top position at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after four terms. He is ending his re-election campaign, which he said has brought "negative perception" to the department, and will not seek a fifth term. Read the full story here.

LASD Ends Special 'Friends' Hiring Program

December 19, 2013
The program, known as "Friends of the Sheriff," has been in existence for at least eight years. Some high-ranking sheriff's officials injected themselves into the vetting process to lobby for favored job candidates, records show.

L.A. Sheriff's Spokesman Apologizes for Racist Comedy Routine

July 26, 2013
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are trying to figure out how a comedian who unleashed a string of racist and raunchy jokes was hired to entertain at a law enforcement event Wednesday.

L.A. County Undersheriff Rips Lee Baca

May 1, 2013
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a disengaged leader running a "house of cards" agency that's "on the verge of crumbling" his second-in-command deputy told the Los Angeles Times.

Good Cops, Bad Cop, Whatcha Gonna Do

March 28, 2013
It's been said that a truly good cop could have worked any era in law enforcement and done quite well. When my mind revisits those cops that I used to work with, around, and to varying degrees tolerated, there are two groups that stand out predominantly for their diametrically opposite approaches to patrol.

Lee Baca Named Sheriff of the Year

February 27, 2013
Lee Baca has been awarded Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs' Assn. His spokesman said the honor was appropriate given Baca is "the most progressive sheriff in the nation" and "a guy that works seven days a week."

Long Beach Chief May Challenge Baca for L.A. Sheriff

February 5, 2013
Since Lee Baca became Los Angeles County sheriff 15 years ago, defeating an incumbent who died days before the vote, he has never faced a serious challenge for reelection to one of California's top law enforcement jobs.

Law Enforcement Divided On Assault Weapons Ban

January 31, 2013
Several law enforcement groups and leaders of mostly urban agencies have endorsed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, and have claimed regulation of these firearms will enhance public and officer safety.

L.A. Supervisors Attack Sheriff for 'Stealing' Police Resources

January 23, 2013
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday said Sheriff Lee Baca's suspension of deputy overtime has dramatically reduced patrol operations and jeopardized public safety.

L.A. Sheriff Baca Gave Take-Home Cars to Well-Connected Reserves

March 5, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has recalled unmarked units assigned to reserve deputies after a Los Angeles Times investigation showed cars had been given to well-connected volunteers.

L.A. County Sheriff Vows Crackdown on Armed Deputies Drinking Alcohol

November 13, 2008
The deputies' union adamantly opposes any restrictions on a deputy's ability to carry a weapon while off-duty. But Sheriff Lee Baca said he's determined to get his way, noting that there has been a "very disturbing" rise in alcohol-related misconduct among his deputies.
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