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County officials agree that conditions have deteriorated at L.A.’s Inmate Reception Center. But they’re resisting calls for substantive change.
Sep 13, 2022
The Board of Supervisors wields enormous power over a county government apparatus that includes the DA’s office, probation department, and sheriffs.
Oct 21, 2020
DA Jackie Lacey and challenger George Gascón outlined diverging visions for the top prosecutor’s office in the nation’s most populous county.
Oct 09, 2020
While adults in the county have been granted expedited release in groups, the juvenile court continues to review cases individually.
May 06, 2020
Lack of evidence does not stop opponents of former San Francisco DA George Gascón from making the claim that the city’s criminal justice reforms unleashed a crime wave.
Jan 27, 2020
The gang database in the state gives police increased authority to approach and harass people for virtually no reason at all.
Oct 04, 2019