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White Los Angeles County sheriff's officers killed an African-American man as he tried to crawl to safety, unloading at least 30 shots into his body, his family claims in Federal Court. As Nicholas Robertson, a 28-year-old father of three, walked by an Arco gas station at Long Beach Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue in Lynwood on the morning of Dec. 12, 2015, two sheriff's deputies peppered him in a hail of gunfire that lasted 25 seconds.
In their first public discussion of Los Angeles County's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, supervisors touted the plan as fiscally responsible, and one took a shot at critics who have warned a leftward shift on the board would lead to loosened purse strings. "As Hilda and I were running for these seats, what we heard most often was, 'Well, if you elect these two people, we will have given away the store. "And I say, that is a stupid question. The county will hold budget hearings next month and adopt a final plan in late June.
See the most-read stories this hour >> The proposed spending plan is an increase of $282 million from the year before. It includes $99 million for the county's new homelessness initiative and $19 million for wage increases the Board of Supervisors passed last year for in-home care workers. It would put $5 million toward planning efforts for a new Men's Central Jail. County supervisors will discuss the proposed budget Tuesday and hold public hearings on it next month before adopting a final plan in June.
The conviction Wednesday of former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice concludes an essential chapter in the astonishing story of a Sheriff's Department that unmoored itself from those values it is entrusted to uphold: protection of the powerless, respect for the law, commitment to justice and, above all, honesty. Once he reluctantly accepted the position, Tanaka has said, he was shocked at the level of disarray and mismanagement he found and did his utmost to impose some needed order.
District Judge Dane Watkins Jr. 9 to trafficking at least 28 grams of methamphetamine but fewer than 200 grams. Court records show an Idaho State Police trooper stopped Enciso on Interstate 15 near the West Broadway Street exit for a window tint violation. The trooper wrote in his report he smelled an odor of marijuana from Enciso's vehicle and requested a drug dog. John Dewey, Bonneville County chief deputy prosecutor, recommended a three- to 10-year prison term. Enciso's attorney, Trent Grant, recommended a three- to six-year prison term.