Los Angeles County Sheriff says he was out of touch with county’s jails

By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – October 16, 2011, 5:55 p.m. In a searing self-critique, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged that he was out of touch about problems in his jails and had failed to implement important reforms that could have minimized deputy brutality against inmates. Faced with an FBI investigation into the jail system and mounting criticism over his handling of the crisis, Baca said in a long interview with The Times that…[For full story: http://defender411.us/pWMAhH ]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff says he was out of touch with county’s jails

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