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.READ MORE: Winds Cause Problems Throughout Southland
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: Altadena Man Arrested On Federal Gun Charge In Connection With BB Gun Shootings At Planned Parenthood In Pasadena
He used the phone to report back to the FBI about alleged beatings and mistreatments of inmates that he either witnessed or heard about.
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: Firefighters Extinguished Commercial Building Blaze In Downtown LA
The investigation has gone on for months and it is unknown as to when it will be completed.