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Political donor pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

LOS ANGELES — Dressed in a drab prison jumpsuit, Ed Buck shuffled into a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Oct. 10 looking frail and disoriented. The 65-year-old gay businessman known for his contributions to prominent politicians, appeared in court for federal drug charges accusing him of distributing methamphetamine that led to the overdose death of Gemmel Read More…

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Subpoena power of oversight commission sparks discussion

By Jacqueline Fernandez Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The issue of whether the Civilian Oversight Commission should have subpoena power in its role as watchdog of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was argued Sept. 26 during a hearing conducted by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Chief Warren Asmus of the Sherriff’s Read More…

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Supervisors seek further study on jail reform initiative

By Jacqueline Fernandez Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The future of the Reform L.A. Jails initiative remains uncertain. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called for further study of the ballot measure that would give subpoena power to the Civilian Oversight Commission at its Sept. 11 meeting. The commission — established by the Board Read More…