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Federal immigration detainees to be housed at two Orange County jails

LA Times

County supervisors approve a plan that will bring the Sheriff's Department more than $30 million a year. A maximum of 838 detainees will be held at jails near Irvine and in Orange.

LA Weekly staffer to be honored at City Hall for coverage of serial murder investigation

LA Weekly blog

LA Weekly staff writer Christine Pelisek was scheduled to be honored Wednesday for her work in keeping the Grim Sleeper serial murder case on the minds of police and the public and for unearthing details of the case that had gone undiscovered.

California's local governments expecting dip in property taxes

Sacramento Bee blog

Local assessors and the state Board of Equalization are still compiling final data, but it appears that local governments will see another decline in property tax revenues this year.

Baltimore police face officer shortage

Baltimore Sun

More than expected left department during pension fight

Calif. inmate surrenders after mistaken release

Associated Press

A California prison inmate who was released by mistake in an identity mix-up is back in custody.

Study: US police fatalities increase 43 percent

Associated Press

A nonprofit group in Washington says the number of police officers who have died in the line of duty is up 43 percent so far this year.

Sheriff's Department studies cost of taking over policing in Pomona

LA Times

The city, which is trying to trim a $14.2-million deficit, sought the analysis. But rank-and-file officers feel their commitment to the city isn't being considered. Voters could decide the issue.

LAPD fights car thieves with low prices

The Eastsider

Earlier this year the LAPD Northeast police station in Glassell Park began selling The CLUB steering wheel locks for only $11 – compared to about $30 at most retailers – under its 11 for 11 program.

San Bernardino police furloughs OK'd

San Bernardino Sun

Council move puts pressure on contract talks.

Calif. parolee opens fire on CHP during I-580 traffic

Contra Costa Times

All I-580 lanes in Oakland reopened following shootout, items detonated.

Guard troops to head to border states starting Aug. 1

USA Today

National Guard troops assigned to the Southwest border will begin to arrive Aug. 1.

Los Angeles' plan to outsource Fire Department billing draws heat

LA Times

Organized labor and some City Council members oppose the proposal, which is touted as a revenue generator by proponents.

Cities rent police, janitors to save cash

Wall Street Journal

Faced with a $118 million budget deficit, the city of San Jose, Calif., recently decided it could no longer afford its own janitors.

Giving victims a voice

NBC Nightly News

Click link to view the interview.

Cash-strapped Calif. eyes inmate release

NBC Nightly News

In an effort to close its budget deficit, the Golden State is planning to release thousands of inmates before their time is served, leaving many wondering: Will the plan sacrifice public safety?

L.A. County sheriff says budget cuts have slowed agency's analysis of drug evidence

LA Times

The average backlog in 2009, before the cuts, was 256 cases. That number has more than tripled, swelling to 920 unanalyzed cases, according to department records.

'Scary' arsenal found at scene of Philadelphia police officer's shooting

Philadelphia Inquirer

Police recovered a "scary" arsenal of semiautomatic weapons at the scene where an officer was shot Thursday night in Kensington

Arizona's immigration law isn't the only one

LA Times

Many states have their own regulations governing illegal immigrants. And five states have introduced bills similar to Arizona's SB 1070, which is the target of a federal lawsuit.

Police collect hundreds of pieces of evidence from Grim Sleeper suspect's home

LA Times

Investigators hope firearms, ammunition and other materials confiscated from Lonnie David Franklin Jr.'s South L.A. home will help them build their case in the deaths of 10 women.

Officer sues over Arizona immigrant law

Wall Street Journal

Lawyer for Phoenix Policeman Says His Client Can Face Litigation for Enforcing Contentious Statute and Failing to Enforce It.

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