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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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D.A. says she’ll expand efforts to fight mental illness

LOS ANGELES — District Attorney Jackie Lacey has announced an expansion of her office’s efforts to help people living with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The Mental Health Division brings together deputy district attorneys whose cases involve defendants who have been declared incompetent to stand trial or are seeking alternative sentences due to Read More…