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Santa Monica city employee who was accused of molesting boys is found dead in apparent suicide

By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde The Santa Monica employee accused of molesting four boys while volunteering for a city youth group more 20 years ago was found dead in his apartment Thursday morning, city officials said. Eric Uller, a technology analyst with the city’s information technology department, had been arrested at his… [READ MORE HERE] Source: LA…

L.A. County watchdog sharply criticizes sheriff's unit that stopped thousands of innocent Latinos on 5 Freeway

By Ben Poston, Maya Lau, Joel Rubin Los Angeles County’s inspector general said Thursday that a Sheriff’s Department team that pulled over thousands of innocent Latino motorists on the 5 Freeway in search of drugs violated the constitutional rights of drivers and he questioned the reason for the unit’s existence. In a damning verbal… [READ…

After FBI raid, L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar is stripped of his committee assignments

By David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes Roughly a week after FBI agents raided his home and offices, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has been removed from all of his committee assignments, including chairman of the powerful panel that reviews the city’s biggest development projects. Council President Herb Wesson sent a letter… [READ MORE HERE]…