Daily Brief: Lee Baca Is Likely Off to Prison, Dodgers Fans Threatens to Sue, and More

Also the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s new inductees, an LAPD probe, and Weinstein’s ’spy’
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» The number of LAPD officers implicated in the false labelling of people as gang members has grown to at least 20. The probe is continuing to widen, and Chief Michel Moore has stated that the cops’ activity appears to be “criminal” in nature.  [Los Angeles Times]

» The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2020 inductees: Whitney Houston, the Notorious B.I.G., the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, and T. Rex.  [CNN

» One student involved in the college admissions scam seems to be doing ok post-college: Felicity Huffman’s daughter Sophia Macy is taking a role on the rebooted Twilight Zone. [Hollywood Reporter]

» Former Sheriff Lee Baca appears to be headed to prison. The U.S. Supreme Court denied his request for a review of his conviction in a scheme to interfere with an FBI investigation into abuses at L.A. County jails. [KTLA]

» In an attempt to discredit or intimidate accusers, a self-described “spy” worked for Harvey Weinstein, tasked to find private information on 91 people. His techniques included pretending to be a newspaper reporter to get alleged victims to agree to interviews. [Page Six]

» In the wake of cheating revelations, one group of Dodgers fans says they want to file a class-action lawsuit against the Astros. [KTLA]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» A Judge Had Tough Questions for the DA’s Office at Yesterday’s Ed Buck Hearing Jackie Lacey’s office wants the court to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Gemmel Moore

» Gavin Newsom’s Budget Offers a Glimpse at How a New California Labor Law Will Be Enforced The proposed budget submitted last week earmarks $20 million for AB 5

» An LAX-Bound Airplane Rained Jet Fuel on a Local School Playground At least 17 children are being treated after the plane dumped fluid on the way to an emergency landing


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Matthew McConaughey Talks About His Early Career, Hollywood Hangouts, and His New Role as a Prince of Pot in Guy Ritchie’s Latest

While he once seemed destined for rom-com typecasting, the deceptively dynamic leading man has spent the past half decade collecting Oscar glory and Emmy nominations. Now he stars as a weed kingpin in the new Guy Ritchie flick, The Gentlemen, in theaters January 24. Here he talks about his journey to and through Hollywood.

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