Alene Tchekmedyian Staff Writer
  • Los Angeles
  • LA Times

Alene Tchekmedyian is a staff writer at the LA Times. She covers the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

73 Articles
8 days ago
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3 injured in back-to-back home invasion attacks in El Monte

El Monte police were investigating three back-to-back home invasion attacks early Sunday morning that left three peop...

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20 days ago
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Sheriff Villanueva's chances for second term dwindle as Luna's lead holds strong

The latest election results show Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva trailing his challenger, Robert Luna, by ...

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25 days ago
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With support for Measure A high, a major shift in sheriff's power looms

Early results show voters have come out overwhelmingly in favor of Measure A, which gives the L.A. County Board of Su...

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27 days ago
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Villanueva at risk as Luna takes big early lead in L.A. County sheriff race

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is in a tight race to keep his job, facing retired Long Beach Police Chief Robert...

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about 1 month ago
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Luna maintains solid lead over Villanueva in sheriff's race, poll shows

Retired Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna has gained support among likely voters in the race for Los Angeles County...

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3 months ago
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Luna, Villanueva trade charges in antagonistic L.A. sheriff debate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and retired Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna traded jabs Wednesday nigh...

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3 months ago
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Judge orders sheriff to halt search of certain computers in sprawling Metro investigation

A Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials to stop searching certain computers...

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3 months ago
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Dozens of Sheriff Villanueva's donors received permits to carry guns in public

A Times investigation finds that dozens of L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's campaign donors have been granted pe...

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3 months ago
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More than 40 years later, jailhouse informant's credibility throws conviction in doubt

A judge is asked to consider the merits of a claim that prosecutors withheld evidence that would have damaged the cre...

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3 months ago
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Judge dismisses case against deputies accused of covering up assault in East L.A.

A Superior Court judge cites a lack of evidence in dismissing case against two L.A. County deputies accused of lying ...

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3 months ago
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Vanessa Bryant plans to give verdict proceeds to Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation

Vanessa Bryant plans to donate the proceeds from a $16 million judgment to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

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3 months ago
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Jury deliberating in trial over Kobe Bryant crash photo sharing

Jury deliberations began in the trial over graphic photos from Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site that sheriff’s deput...

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