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Juvenile justice advocates seek ban on pepper spray

LOS ANGELES β€” Concerned about the use of pepper spray in Los Angeles County juvenile halls and camps, the county Board of Supervisors Feb. 5 proposed more training, more cameras and more mental health resources, while juvenile justice advocates called for an outright ban. A report by the Office of Inspector General found that some Read More…

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New sheriff says jail guards have right to fight back

LOS ANGELES β€” Sheriff Alex Villanueva accused his predecessor of underreporting jail violence while tying deputies’ hands and leaving them vulnerable to inmate assaults, saying he will let jail guards know they have a right to defend themselves. β€œThe conditions [in the jails] are destabilizing,” Villanueva told reporters Jan. 30 at the Hall of Justice. Read More…

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Legalized pot, sidewalk vending are among top stories

Elected officials had a busy year in 2018, trying to solve the homeless crisis, dealing with the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and for many of them, running for re-election. Those were three of the top news stories over the past 12 months as reported by The Wave. Here is our annual look Read More…