Sheriff Lee Baca Accused Of Retaliating Against Deputies For Backing Opponent In Next Year’s Election
Some Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have accused Sheriff Lee Baca of retaliating against them for backing his opponent in next year’s election.
The city has paid out about $110 million in jury awards and settlements for lawsuits that police officers have brought against the police department over a six-year period, according to an audit report released Friday.
Employees of the global retail giant say they will stage more of the same walkouts that have spread across the nation if the company refuses to meet their demands for better working conditions.
The sheriff’s deputy who arrested Mel Gibson in 2006 for DUI is facing termination from the department, but a sheriff’s spokesman strongly denied Wednesday that the action was an act of retaliation related to that arrest.
Two police officers who claimed they faced retaliation for complaining about an alleged quota system for traffic tickets have been awarded more than $2 million.