LA jail report cites ‘force-first’ attitude
Posted: September 30, 2012 at 3:21 a.m.
A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said Friday that the system has shown a “persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” and blamed Sheriff Lee Baca for a “failure of leadership.” The Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence, a sevenmember panel made up of several former judges and a police chief, 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 office who runs it.
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