Sheriff’s staff raised red flags about jail brutality 2 years ago

Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi (Los Angeles Times) | October 29, 2011
Nearly two years before Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged that jailer brutality was a problem, his command staff raised alarms about excessive force used on inmates in the nation’s largest jail system, according to confidential memos reviewed by The Times.

The documents contain disturbing evidence of misconduct in the jails, including cases in which deputies used unnecessary force, then escaped punishment because of shoddy investigations by supervisors.

One of the reports audited more than 100 violent encounters with inmates and found that deputies crafted narratives “dramatized to justify” force. In some cases, the jailers purposely delayed using weapons that could end fights, like pepper spray and stun guns, “to dispense appropriate jailhouse ‘justice,’ ” the report said.

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Photo credit: Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press / September 28, 2011

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3 Comments for “Sheriff’s staff raised red flags about jail brutality 2 years ago”

  1. tok

    its bullsh*%!! jailers and deputies beat and treat grown men like dogs. the robocops might as well be a gang themselves the way they blankault, daily, our fathers, brothers, sons. what are u.s citizens supposed to do when the “police” are the real criminals

  2. mcd

    Jail brutality happens all the time. The problem is that the other officers and the judges all know each other and will watch everyone’s back except the victim. And that’s the truth because I have family in law enforcement and in gangs who experienced or know both sides of it, In their eyes someone gettin booked for an overnighter deserves to get their blank kicked.

    So until the sups, fellow officers and judges stop getting hard for each other, it’s always going to continue.

  3. niggas

    salinas 831..

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