Chester County, South Carolina - A federal jury convicted a former South Carolina sheriff and two of his former deputies of conspiracy and a range of other charges, such as  deprivation of civil rights during an unlawful arrest, falsification of records, and various charges relating to their misuse of funds and personnel.

Louisville, Kentucky - Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced Monday that the Department of Justice has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (Louisville Metro) and the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). The investigation will assess all types of force used by LMPD officers, including use of force on individuals with behavioral health disabilities or individuals engaged in activities protected by the First Amendment. The investigation will assess whether LMPD engages in discriminatory policing, and also whether it conducts unreasonable stops, searches, seizures, and arrests, both during patrol activities and in obtaining and executing search warrants for private homes.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: 

Santa Ana, California - A federal grand jury today returned an indictment that charges a Covina man with kidnapping his wife in 2016 in an incident that resulted in her death.

Los Angeles, California - An Inglewood woman and her mother-in-law, who both ran a South Los Angeles drug-and-alcohol abuse treatment program, were sentenced today to federal prison for scheming to defraud Medi-Cal out of over $500,000 for services to clients who did not medically need substance abuse treatment and for services that were never provided.

Los Angeles, California - Law enforcement this morning arrested 19 defendants, most of whom are members and associates of the Bounty Hunter Bloods (BHB) street gang named in a series of federal grand jury indictments charging them with manufacturing and distributing crack cocaine in and around their “territory” of the Nickerson Gardens public housing projects in the Watts neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles.