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Headlines: L.A. County Sheriff Allegedly Had Sex on Duty At Men’s Central Jail Parking Lot

8:04 AM PST on December 15, 2022

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—Downtown: A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is under investigation for allegedly having sex in the parking lot of the Men’s Central Jail while on duty. In an audio obtained by TMZ, a rookie female officer can be heard giggling, saying, “You’re going to rip my underwear,” to a man who then responds. The incident reportedly happened last weekend. All eyes are on the newly elected L.A. County Sheriff Robert G. Luna to see how he takes action. [KTLA]

—A recent report published last month aims to dispel the rampant misinformation about fentanyl-caused deaths in the news and media. The article cites several inaccurate quotes featured in publications, and TV shows,  showing exaggerated accounts of how fentanyl can kill you. One fictitious anecdote alleges that an entire family can die from simply coming in contact with a laundry load where a fentanyl-laced shirt was washed, including the family dog by sniffing the clean clothes that was also in that load of laundry. [Medpage Today]

The Washington Post has announced that it will eliminate 11 journalism positions from its staff.  In an article published addressing the situation in their publication, the company said it would add new jobs to offset the loss of positions that are “no longer serving readers” and that The Post’s total headcount will not be reduced. This news comes just two days after MUNCHIES, VICE media's food vertical, gets the axe and lays off all their staff. [The Washington Post]

—Norwalk: A wild pursuit ended in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity when another man was detained and attacked by a police K-9 officer. [CBS]

—Former Councilmember Mike Bonin is now finally free to block his haters. [Twitter]

—Tesla’s third-largest shareholder tweeted that Musk had “abandoned Tesla” and that the company “has no working CEO." [RollingStone]

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