All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Inmate Abuse’

Los Angeles Sheriff Steps Down Amid Misconduct Accusations

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has its work cut out for them; LA is one of the highest crime areas in the nation. However, staying true to the honor behind the badge is not always the route police officers take. Sheriff Leroy D. Baca, 71, was elected in 1998 and has been re-elected consistently based on his popularity. The influx …

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Sheriff’s Deputies Arrested, Charged With Abuse

“These incidents did not take place in a vacuum. In fact, they demonstrated behavior that had become institutionalized.” Charges were announced at a news conference on Monday against 18 current and former L.A. County sheriff’s deputies who beat inmates and visitors, falsified reports, and tried to block an FBI probe of the nation’s biggest jail system. 16 of the 18 …

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