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February 15, 2019


After Multiple Run-Ins with the Law, Including a Tasing Incident, Air Force Vet with PTSD Receives Life-Changing Help From LASD Lieutenant 

Jermaine Petit said he was taking drugs and suffering from PTSD. After the incident with deputies, his mother fought to get him help. She spoke with L.A. County sheriff's Lt. James Powers, who worked with a friend at the VA to get Petit into Phoenix House. 


LA Sheriff's Department Offers New Court Date for Certain Offences, Therefore Clearing Many Existing Warrants

People with traffic and non-violent warrants will be given a new court date where they can have the warrant removed from the system.


As Part of Ongoing Mental Health Training, LASD Deputies Partake in Mental Health Simulation Scenarios

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is adding more mental evaluation teams of deputies with licensed clinical social workers to respond to crisis situations where mental illness is a factor.


LA Sheriff's Department Arrests Man for Impersonating a Police Officer While Making Racists Comments at BLM Rally

A man who was seen on video wearing an LAPD shirt and making racist comments at a Black Lives Matter rally has been arrested for impersonating an officer.


***Info Wanted*** Surveillance Video Shows Suspected Gun Man Chase Victim Through Parking Lot Prior to Shooting

Authorities released surveillance video Wednesday and asked for the public’s help in identifying the man who shot at or threatened three men in Rosemead on Sept. 21, 2018. One victim was shot multiple times and left badly injured. Investigators are also trying to identify three women who accompanied the suspect to the restaurant and left in the same car as him.


Armed Male Prompts 2 Hour Lockdown at Multiple Santa Clarita Schools

A search for a man armed with a gun in a Santa Clarita neighborhood on Tuesday morning prompted lockdowns for more than two hours at three local school campuses, authorities said.


Sheriff Swearing In