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deputy

Politics a member of the legislative assembly or of the lower chamber of the legislature in various countries, such as France
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She chose her guests cleverly among influential deputies or other persons of note who, sooner or later, might advance her interests.
This decision, on being made known, utterly crushed the Texan deputies.
LANCASTER -- An appeals court has thrown out the drug conviction of an Antelope Valley ex-convict because a nearly five-hour traffic stop by sheriff's deputies to initially investigate the licensing on his car went beyond what is constitutional.
However, as the deputies pulled away from the curb, they noticed a car pulling in behind them; a man who fit the physical description on the warrant exited the vehicle.
Vehicle interception rests on the premise that most suspects in vehicles will not flee as long as officers keep their lights and sirens off, thus giving deputies the opportunity to develop a plan of containment.
About half of the unit's staff consists of deputies, who are responsible for accurately collecting related data.
Three people stabbed by Mora at a second house a couple blocks away were reported in critical but stable condition at a hospital, deputies said.
The $5,000 cost to create and install the signs was paid by the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the union representing deputies.
LANCASTER -- A naked motorist who crashed a car into at least one parked vehicle and a building, then tried to steal the truck of two workmen and a sheriff's patrol car, was subdued by deputies using a stun gun and with the help of a neighbor who had followed him.
NEWHALL -- Sheriff's deputies responding to a report of a domestic dispute Monday night fatally shot a man who threatened them with what turned out to be a BB gun, a sheriff's official said Tuesday.
PALMDALE -- Seventy sheriff's deputies surrounded a central Palmdale neighborhood Thursday to search for a sniper who fired at deputies standing outside an apartment complex where they had just found drugs and guns.
Hundreds more people around Palmdale, Lancaster and the neighboring unincorporated communities were openly shooting off illegal fireworks Tuesday night, but deputies couldn't get to them all, officials said.