L.A. County Sheriff Slammed in Report Alleging Abuse

L.A. County Sheriff Slammed in Report Alleging Abuse

September 29, 2012 | by 

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Los Angeles County’s sheriff is under fire. A blue-ribbon commission issued a scathing report Friday accusing Sheriff Lee Baca of failing to address long-standing allegations of inmate abuse in his jails. The accusations include deputies beating inmates, cover-ups and a persistent culture of violence.

Los Angeles County’s sheriff is under fire. A blue-ribbon commission issued a scathing report Friday accusing Sheriff Lee Baca of failing to address long-standing allegations of inmate abuse in his jails. The accusations include deputies beating inmates, cover-ups and a persistent culture of violence.

Alex Busansky, NCCD’s president and a member of the commission, says “What I and this commission have seen is not the best in the nation. It is a jail in desperate need of real leadership, meaningful accountability and simple honesty – leadership that has the tools and the know-how to change the dangerous culture that has been allowed to grow in much of the jail system.”