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District attorney draws criticism from law professors

LOS ANGELES — A group of law professors and legal scholars released an open letter July 17 calling on District Attorney Jackie Lacey to stop seeking the death penalty in murder cases, citing a report that the convicted killers who have been sentenced in Los Angeles County to death while she has been in office Read More…

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Immigrant community braces itself for federal raids

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration’s highly publicized Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids aimed at immigrants facing deportation did not happen last weekend but could still be possible in the coming days. Immigration officials were not revealing their plans, indicating it could threaten the safety of their agents and jeopardize their operations. National news coverage Read More…

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Report on reinstatement of deputy is critical of sheriff

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s reinstatement of a deputy — which led county officials to file a lawsuit against the sheriff — was a rush to judgment contradicted by key evidence that may have gone unreviewed by the new administration, according to a report released July 8 by the Office of Inspector General. Even Read More…