Fire officials say as many as 10 inmates may have been hurt in a reported fight at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.
Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s captains who had been subjects of internal department investigations were no longer with the force on Thursday.
Dozens of current and former inmates in Los Angeles County jails claim to have suffered head blows from deputies during scuffles, resulting in at least 12 serious head injuries since 2009, according to a report released Wednesday.
A veteran Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was behind bars Monday on felony drug and other charges.
The ruling — which some are calling unusual — could leave Sheriff Lee Baca or any other top-ranking official subject to civil lawsuits.
Demonstrators gathered outside the jail on Bauchet Street to protest against what they say is an ineffective and dangerous practice.
The report released Thursday also offered a number of recommendations to cut down on abuses in Los Angeles County jails.
The second suicide in as many days has been reported at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.