ACLU Wants Probe Into West Los Angeles Veterans’ Facility
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says the federal government isn’t doing enough to help Los Angeles military veterans.
The ACLU wrote Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, the U.S. Department of Justice and California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking for an investigation into the VA’s stewardship of its sprawling West Los Angeles property.
The ACLU says the VA is failing to abide by the terms of the 1888 deed specifying that hundreds of acres must be used in perpetuity as a home for disabled soldiers.
In a statement Tuesday, the ACLU says portions of the property have been leased for private school tennis courts as well as theaters instead of housing homeless veterans.
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