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Sheriff Villanueva revives station logo his predecessor had banned

Kyle Grillot for LAist
| Three years ago, L.A. Sheriff Jim McDonnell banned a logo used by the department's East L.A. station because he felt it was disrespectful to the community. New Sheriff Alex Villanueva has revived the logo and it's once again displayed prominently at the station.

Seven LA Sheriff's deputies claim they were harassed, attacked by colleagues

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This story aired on Friday, March 8, 2019.

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LA Supes to escalate legal fight with Sheriff over his discipline policies

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This story aired on Monday, March 11, 2019.

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A Van, An Excavator And A Slew Of ATM Thefts, Northern Ireland Police Plead For Help

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With the help of heavy construction equipment and a van with an ATM-size hole cut out of its roof, thieves are clawing entire cash boxes out of local businesses and disappearing into the night.

Michael Avenatti Indicted For Allegedly Stealing Paraplegic Client's Settlement Money

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The lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels, who is already facing federal financial crimes charges, has been indicted for 36 counts of embezzlement and fraud by a California federal grand jury.

Greg Craig, Ex-White House Counsel, Expects Charges In Ukraine Case, Lawyers Say

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The heavyweight Democratic lawyer and former top Obama counsel has been on the watch for an indictment connected to his onetime work with Paul Manafort. Now his own attorneys say it's at hand.

'Charged' Explains How Prosecutors And Plea Bargains Drive Mass Incarceration

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Close to 2.2 million people were incarcerated in the U.S. in 2016. Author Emily Bazelon says prosecutors, rather than judges, are responsible for many of the prison sentences defendants receive.

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Lori Loughlin, 15 Others Indicted On New Charges In College Admissions Scandal

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Tuesday's indictment hit them with money laundering and mail fraud charges, each of which could carry up to 20 years in prison. It comes just a day after 14 of their co-defendants pleaded guilty.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy Of Sending Asylum Seekers To Mexico

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The administration had planned to expand the program. Now it has to first defend the policy in court.