News Releases & Advisories

August 27, 2013: Suspected Vehicle Thief Charged with Dog’s Death

Los Angeles County prosecutors today filed criminal charges against a transient man who allegedly stole a van with a dog inside and who later abandoned the vehicle with the windows rolled up causing the animal’s death.

August 23, 2013: Insurance Cheat Sentenced to State Prison, Restitution in False Pit Bull Attacks

A Los Angeles man who received more than $750,000 after falsely reporting that he and three family members had been maimed by a neighbor’s pit bull pleaded guilty today to insurance fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

August 22, 2013: Man Convicted in Estranged Wife’s Fatal Stabbing

Following a day of deliberations, jurors today convicted a man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

August 22, 2013: Two Charged with Filing False Police Report

A former Sheriff’s deputy and a custody assistant have been charged with filing a false report allegedly to cover up another deputy’s assault on an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, the District Attorney’s Office announced today.

August 20, 2013: Former Cosmetic Surgeon Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Patient’s Death

A former Encino cosmetic surgeon was charged today with involuntary manslaughter in the death of one patient for allegedly administering a toxic cocktail of drugs during a liposuction surgery and with elder abuse involving a second patient, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

August 19, 2013: Suspect Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Two Homeless Men

A Glendora man is scheduled to be arraigned today on two counts of capital murder in the fatal stabbing of two homeless men whose bodies were discovered near a Glendora car wash early Thursday, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

August 15, 2013: Encino Doctor Charged with Prescribing Narcotic Drugs Unlawfully

District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that charges have been filed against an Encino physician for allegedly prescribing various narcotic drugs without a legitimate medical need.

August 14, 2013: Four Irwindale Officials Charged with Misappropriation, Embezzlement, Conflict of Interest

District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that four current and former Irwindale city officials have been charged with misappropriation of nearly $200,000 in city money on lavish trips to New York, ostensibly to get a better bond rating for the city. While in New York, the four stayed at exclusive hotels, dined at fine restaurants and attended Broadway hit shows at taxpayer expense.

August 13, 2013: District Attorney Jackie Lacey to Recognize Six Courageous Citizens

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey will present an award for courage on Wednesday to a Torrance man who stopped a brutal stabbing.

August 13, 2013: Charges Filed Against Dog’s Owner in Hawthorne

The owner of a Rottweiler shot and killed by Hawthorne police has been charged with multiple felony counts including dissuading a witness and making criminal threats and is due to be in court today for arraignment, the District Attorney’s Office announced.