Sheriff Baca responds to jail house abuse to inmates

By Streetgangs.com Staff Writer
October 3, 2012 | 10:38 a.m.

Sheriff Lee Baca set to address the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence report
on his department’s management of the jail system and respond to recommendations included in the report.

A commission was appointed to investigate the jails in Los Angeles County because the system has shown a “persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” and blamed Baca for a “failure of leadership.”

A seven-member panel made up of several former judges and a police chief made up The Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence. The commission released its final report Friday after a lengthy investigation of the nation’s largest county jail system and the treatment of some 15,000 inmates by the Sheriff’s Department who runs it.

The county’s Board of Supervisors created the commission to review deputies’ use of force in the jails and to recommend remedies.

The commission members said they considered recommending Baca’s resignation due to the problems they uncovered from their investigation. They didn’t follow through with asking him to step down because Sheriff Baca is still a powerful and popular figure.

Sheriff Baca disagrees with the report’s findings and believes his leadership did not falter.

The close watch into the jails began last year when the FBI launched an investigation of the jail system, which was reported by the Times. In addition, the American Civil Liberties Union had also released a report documenting dozens of cases of alleged inmate abuse.

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1 Comment for “Sheriff Baca responds to jail house abuse to inmates”

  1. dirty sanchez

    la county jail mcj was a gud experience for me. ya its dirty rats crawlin at nite toilets flooding abusive guards but going there 1 month straightened me out. hey dummy stop breaking the law and u wouldn’t hav to worry bout jail conditions

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