LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The FBI is looking into beatings at the men’s jail in downtown LA in a case that could have major ramifications for the sheriff and county.
All cellular phones are banned from inmates, but according to law enforcement sources, the FBI smuggled a phone into an inmate who was working as an informant for the FBI.READ MORE: Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 1 Of 13 Service Members Killed In Kabul Suicide Bomb Attack, Memorialized At Riverside Church
He used the phone to report back to the FBI about alleged beatings and mistreatments of inmates that he either witnessed or heard about.READ MORE: George W. Bush To Speak in Beverly Hills, Long Beach
Inmates with apparent mental disabilities are more sought after by guards because of their lack of understanding simple commands, the undercover inmate reported.MORE NEWS: Biker With Several Felony Warrants Arrested In Westminster
The investigation has gone on for months and it is unknown as to when it will be completed.