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The O.C. Evidence Scandal

A scandal involving the handling of evidence by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is widening. The department and investigators from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office are reviewing 22,000 cases to see if evidence was appropriately booked. An internal audit in 2018 and a second one in 2019 found some deputies did not book evidence on time or not at all and then lied about it. Fifteen deputies were referred to the OCDA’s office but charges were never filed. Five had been fired and at least nine have been disciplined. Recently the OCDA’s office has discovered 91 cases in which a person pled guilty to a crime that had no evidence or evidence was booked after the plea was made.

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Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.

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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

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Who Killed Josiah?

A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson. 

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.

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Under Pressure

Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

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Students featured in the #decisionday section were replaced with new photos.

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