Sheriff Lee Baca
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.
A federal jury has found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable for failing to stop inmate abuse in Men’s Central Jail.
Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.
Residents of Culver City were set to join their neighbors for the city’s first “National Night Out” on Tuesday to mark the event’s 30th anniversary.
Officials from the Sheriff’s Department are under fire Wednesday for hosting what some called a racially offensive comedy show during a department luncheon.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that 152 guns were collected in the department’s buyback event at Belvedere Park on Saturday.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will present a $1 billion plan this week to replace the antiquated the Men’s Central Jail.
Sheriff Lee Baca Wednesday revealed that homicides were at a historic low in Los Angeles County despite an increase in overall crime.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca says his department is in the process of implementing the recommendations made by the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence.
Sheriff Lee Baca may agree with a scathing report, criticizing his deputies and his department’s management of Los Angeles County’s jails, but he says it’s not enough to make him fire anyone or step down himself just yet.
A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said the system has shown “a persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” and blamed Sheriff Lee Baca for a “failure of leadership.”
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 scalding report Friday depicted a rogue culture inside the nation’s largest county jail system in which deputies abused and humiliated inmates while top management failed to recognize problems or weed out bad officers.
The ruling — which some are calling unusual — could leave Sheriff Lee Baca or any other top-ranking official subject to civil lawsuits.
As the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department faces allegations of brutality in its jails, Sheriff Lee Baca is reportedly thinking about shutting down part of the old men’s facility.