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Deputy to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter

 A sheriff’s deputy was ordered to stand trial May 31 on a voluntary manslaughter charge stemming from the fatal on-duty shooting of a man in Norwalk — the first prosecution of its type in the county in almost two decades. After a hearing that stretched over portions of three days, Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor Read More…

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Homeless population increases 12% in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES — Homelessness in Los Angeles County increased by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released June 4, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. According to data released by the Los Angeles Read More…

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Contract cities voice concerns about new sheriff

LOS ANGELES — As County Sheriff Alex Villanueva faces a crisis over his decision to hire back troubled deputies and his challenging of some policing reforms, he is getting pushback from some leaders in the cities his department patrols under contract. Those cities collectively paid $310 million to the Sheriff’s Department this past year and Read More…