Court Rules Ex-Inmate Can Sue LA County Sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) —  A federal appeals court has ruled that a former jail inmate can sue the Los Angeles County sheriff over claims that he was stabbed in a racially motivated attack that was encouraged by deputies.

KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner Reports

City News Service reports that a three-judge panel ruled Friday that former prisoner Dion Starr had adequately argued in his lawsuit that Sheriff Lee Baca had shown “deliberate indifference” to conditions in jail.

Starr claims that a deputy allowed inmates to attack him.

Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says there is no factual basis to the complaint.

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One Comment

  1. OC says:

    every person who has been to the men’s county jail has either been a victim or an attacker of deputy manipulated assults. I have been both victim and attacker. haha I seen police punk police over whos floor was more with the bizzness. I was called out of my 6 man cell in 2800 baker row to get at a inmate who was threaten to write the deputy up.after the get down I was able to KEEP all his belongings. The deputy’s even up inmates personal mail and give it to other inmates.
    When I didnt want to waive my chance for a fair and spedy trial i was cuffed and pushed off a bus @ long beach court I was not giving proper medical attention I was just sent to the hole until my wounds healed.
    Taxpayers dont know but the state of CALIFORNIA spends the majority of the prison budget on giving breast implants to men YES YOU PAY FOR GAYS TO GET IMPLANTS

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