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denver sheriff department reorganizes its top ranks, includes the promotion of a


a reorganization within the top ranks of the denver sheriff department has stripped the sheriff of his budget staff and elevated a former sheriff who had fallen from grace after a colleague secretly recorded him criticizing his bosses.






denver sheriff department graduates 49 recruits to help relieve overworked deput


the denver sheriff department on friday welcomed 49 recruits who graduated as part of a massive hiring push for the department.






denver sheriff department selects its citizens advisory board


the denver sheriff department has appointed 10 people to its new community advisory board.






two l.a. sheriff's officials promoted to high ranks despite histories of serious


in his 27 years at the los angeles county sheriff’s department, james tatreau jr. has made plenty of headlines — often for the wrong reasons. as a lieutenant in lakewood, he helped organize a contest among deputies to arrest the most people in a 24-hour period — a move that then-sheriff lee baca...






denver sheriff’s department to consider bringing back in-person visits with work


the denver sheriff's department is convening a 35-person working committee to explore how to bring in-person inmate visitation back to the city's jails at the request of the independent monitor.






denver sheriff’s department failed to report many inmate complaints, monitor say


denver's independent monitor on wednesday accused the sheriff's department of ignoring and failing to report a large of number of inmate complaints that may have needed formal investigation.






two denver sheriff department deputies punished for using excessive force on inm


denver sheriff department deputies thao nguyen and erika gajarszki kusa were suspended in may for using excessive force on inmates. deputy gary shimek was punished for the third time in 2017 for mistakes in the records unit.






violence spiking inside denver’s jails leaves sheriff’s department with question


inmates inside denver's two jails assaulted each other six times as often in 2016 as they did four years ago, just one indicator that sheriff's deputies are dealing with more violence on their jobs.






ex-l.a. county sheriff lee baca sentenced to three years in prison in jail corru


former los angeles county sheriff lee baca has been sentenced to three years in prison, marking an end to a corruption scandal that has roiled the sheriff’s department for several years. in going after baca, federal prosecutors meticulously worked their way up the department’s ranks, charging...






computer crash leads to lock down at denver jails


a computer crash at the denver sheriff department led to a lock down tuesday at the downtown detention center and the county jail on smith road as sheriff patrick firman asked police to stop dropping off inmates.






former l.a. sheriff's official says he was forced out. his lawsuit accuses sheri


a former high-ranking los angeles county sheriff’s department official alleges he was pressured to take early retirement after he reported illegal conduct by various department officials, including sheriff jim mcdonnell, according to a lawsuit filed this week. the case, listed as john doe vs. county...






photos: denver sheriff’s department memorial ceremony for officers who have died


photos from the denver sheriff's department memorial ceremony for officers who have died in the line of duty at the denver county jail on monday, may 15, 2017.






l.a. county sheriff’s department switches from silver to gold belt buckles at a


the los angeles county sheriff’s department is getting down to brass tactics. sheriff’s officials are spending $300,000 on items they say would make deputies look more professional in their jobs and could help make them safer. but the taxpayer dollars won’t go toward tools such as higher-quality...






denver agrees to pay $4.6 million settlement to family of inmate killed in 2015


denver has agreed to a $4.6 million settlement with the family of michael marshall, an mentally ill inmate who was killed in november 2015 by denver sheriff department deputies at the downtown detention center.






denver sheriff’s deputy charged after allegedly threatening a process server


adams county da charges brett martin carbone, a denver sheriff's deputy, with felony menacing.






essential california: two l.a. sheriff's officials promoted to high ranks despit


good morning, and welcome to the essential california newsletter. it’s tuesday, may 2, and here’s what’s happening across california: top stories disciplined sheriff’s officials get promoted despite having histories of serious discipline within the department, two l.a. sheriff's officials were...






baca 'was aware' of plan to obstruct fbi, former sheriff's official tells jury


despite his claims of ignorance, former los angeles county sheriff lee baca was deeply involved in efforts to interfere with fbi agents as they investigated abuses in county jails, a retired sheriff’s official testified thursday. william “tom” carey, a former sheriff’s department captain who has...






sheriff jim mcdonnell's honeymoon is over


to the editor: los angeles county sheriff jim mcdonnell has promoted two officers with lengthy histories of poor or unethical conduct to high-ranking positions. what do these appointments reflect about mcdonnell and the hopes of many people that he could clean up the department? (“two l.a. sheriff's...






key figure in l.a. county sheriff's department jail corruption scandal sentenced


william “tom” carey, once a captain in the los angeles county sheriff's department who admitted to obstructing an fbi investigation into county jails and gave federal prosecutors crucial testimony that helped convict disgraced former sheriff lee baca in the scheme, was sentenced to nine months...






lawsuit accuses former denver acting sheriff diggins of covering up abuse of men


a severely mentally ill inmate is suing denver jail claiming former interim sheriff elias diggins tried to cover up evidence he was paraded "completely naked" through the halls of denver health medical center.






the lee baca saga is over, but plenty of questions remain about the future of th


the criminal conviction of former los angeles county sheriff lee baca is a mark of shame not just for baca or for the sheriff’s department, but for all of los angeles county — and for the way we select and oversee one of california’s most powerful officials. jurors on wednesday found baca guilty...






la sheriff’s office apologizes to wyclef jean for handcuffing incident


los angeles county sheriff’s department apologized on tuesday for briefly detaining grammy-winning hip hop artist wyclef jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after jean said he was “treated like a criminal” by law enforcement officers. the sheriff’s department re...






sheriff bruno the bulldog and his handler are off to comfort more families of fa


sheriff bruno sat and stared out the blinds as his handler, joe hamer, walked back to his office monday at the lake county sheriff's department. "he is a one-in-a-million dog," hamer said. hamer, an internal affairs investigator, and bruno, a four-year-old american bulldog, are leaving the sheriff's...






denver’s tab to settle police and sheriff cases: $14.5 million in 3 years


this week's approval of a $1 million settlement over a police-action shooting was just the latest in a string of payouts involving the denver police and sheriff's departments.






largest sheriff’s department in us enacts transgender policy


los angeles (ap) — the nation’s largest sheriff’s department has enacted a new policy requiring deputies to address transgender and gender non-conforming people using their preferred names and pronouns, officials said tuesday. the los angeles sheriff’s department policy, which went into effect earlier this month, is meant to reinforce practices that are already being widely […]






sheriff releases photos to try to identify body


will county sheriff's investigators have released photos of a man's watch and a ring in hopes that someone will recognize the jewelry to help identify a person killed while wearing them. the sheriff's department is seeking help as it continues to investigate the killing of the man, whose body was...






sheriff releases photos to try to identify body found in ditch


will county sheriff's investigators have released photos of a man's watch and a ring in hopes that someone will recognize the jewelry to help identify a person killed while wearing them. the sheriff's department is seeking help as it continues to investigate the killing of the man, whose body was...






l.a. sheriff's watchdog decries lack of transparency in the department on discip


a little more than two years ago, the primary watchdog over the los angeles county sheriff’s department laid out numerous ways the agency was failing to provide the public with basic information about how often deputies use force, the number of complaints alleging misconduct and how many deputies...






should denver’s two jails reinstate in-person visits between inmates and their f


as the denver sheriff department prepares to introduce a new way for inmates to communicate with their family and friends, the city's police watchdog is raising questions about whether the department should re-instate face-to-face meetings at the jails.






denver spent $14.5 million to settle to settle lawsuits against police and sheri


this week's approval of a $1 million settlement over a police-action shooting was just the latest in a string of payouts involving the denver police and sheriff's departments.






la sheriff’s office apologizes to wyclef jean for handcuffing incident


los angeles county sheriff’s department apologized on tuesday for briefly detaining grammy-winning hip hop artist wyclef jean in handcuffs during a robbery investigation, after jean said he was “treated like a criminal” by law enforcement officers. the sheriff’s department released a statement describing its investigation in the early hours of monday morning into a violent […]






commander says he's been banished to 'broom closet' for daring to run for san di


dave myers, a commander who is campaigning for the top post in the sheriff’s department, said he has been unceremoniously transferred to a new assignment in a “broom closet” and stripped of his usual duties in retaliation for running against incumbent sheriff bill gore. “i was literally moved from...






the warning signs l.a. county missed when voters reelected sheriff lee baca


lee baca will be sentenced friday morning for lying to federal officials and conspiring to obstruct an fbi investigation into the corruption and brutality that plagued the agency he presided over as los angeles county sheriff. for 15 years, baca headed the largest sheriff’s department in the world....






suspect found asleep in stolen la sheriff’s department car


los angeles county authorities say an unmarked sheriff's department vehicle stolen from a car dealership has been located with a suspect sleeping inside.






1 to hospital after spring valley shooting


sheriff’s deputies are looking for the gunman in a car-to-car shooting in spring valley, with one victim going to a hospital. one car and a pickup were hit by rounds fired at gillespie drive and jamacha road. reports about gunfire were called in to the sheriff’s department about 5:20 p.m., sheriff’s...