LA County sheriff held liable in inmate brutality

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A federal jury has found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable for injuries to an inmate but sheriff's department officials promised an appeal.

New federal probe of alleged LA County jail inmate abuse

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice told Los Angeles County officials this week it is investigating allegations of abuse in the jail system.

Police: Gunmen in campground dispute off-duty deputies

CHINO, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Authorities in California said two men who opened fire during a dispute between two groups at a campground both turned out to be off-duty sheriff's deputies.

Deputies 'tortured' pit bull with stun gun, bullets, suit claims

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies used a stun gun on a dog, shot it, and then let it bleed to death, the dog's owner alleges in a lawsuit.
Scottie Pippen questioned in alleged weekend Malibu assault

Scottie Pippen questioned in alleged weekend Malibu assault

MALIBU, Calif., June 24 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday regarding an alleged weekend assault in Malibu, Calif., authorities said.

Second body found in plane wreckage after in-flight collision

VENTURA, Calif., April 30 (UPI) -- Searchers found a second body Tuesday in the wreckage of a plane whose pilot's body was recovered after an in-flight collision in California.
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Singer Bobby Brown begins jail sentence in LA

Singer Bobby Brown begins jail sentence in LA

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Rhythm and blues singer Bobby Brown began a jail sentence in Los Angeles Wednesday for driving under the influence and other infractions.

Autopsy finds man shot in back seven times

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A California man police said they shot to death because they thought he was about to pull a weapon was shot in the back seven times, an autopsy report stated.

Clue turns up in search for Fox exec

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles said they have located a vehicle they'd been looking for in the 2012 disappearance of 20th Century Fox distribution manager Gavin Smith.

Kardashian home shooting a prank call

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said a call to police that someone had been shot inside the Malibu, Calif., home of the celebrity Kardashian family was a hoax.

Son of 'Barney' co-creator arrested

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Patrick Leach, son of a co-creator of the PBS children's program "Barney and Friends," was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in California, police said.

LA jailer accused of assaulting 2 inmates

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles County jail guard was charged with assaulting two inmates, in separate incidents, and falsifying reports about them, officials said.
Alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker questioned

Alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker questioned

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles authorities took in for questioning the man they think is behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked protests at dozens of U.S. diplomatic facilities.
Michael Madsen arrested for DUI

Michael Madsen arrested for DUI

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Troubled actor Michael Madsen has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said.
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