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Activist criticizes deputies in Union Station beating video

LOS ANGELES — A Southland civil rights leader requested that Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell suspend two deputies who arrested a black woman when she refused to move from a seat reserved for ticketed passengers at Union Station. “I was appalled and outraged, the deputies grossly over-reacted particularly after the woman indicated compliance to…

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Former Compton official admits stealing city funds

LOS ANGELES — Compton’s former deputy treasurer has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of stealing more than $3.7 million in city funds, according to court papers filed May 16. Salvador Galvan, 47, of La Mirada, is expected to formally enter his plea to one federal count of theft from an organization receiving…

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Former Sheriff Baca sentenced to three years in prison

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced May 12 to three years in prison and one year of supervised release for obstructing a federal probe into corruption in the jails. Baca also was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. Baca’s attorneys had asked that he serve only home detention, and…

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