This article hit the nail on the head! I have been at a loss trying to understand how the sheriff's department has deteriorated over the years. This story explains it all. I remember dealing with Tanaka in Lynwood in the early 80's and I was at a loss to understand how a man with such a mean and brutal streak could ever make the rank of sergeant. As he climbed the ladder under Baca, I became more and more horrified. The LASD of 2012 reminds me more of a Mississippi sheriff's department in the 1950's. Just recently I witnessed a Pico deputy lie to a field sergeant regarding his involvement with a shooting suspect. The deputy knew I knew he was lying and the sergeant knew he was lying and yet nothing from the sergeant. Not a peep. This is what the LASD has become, uneducated thugs in uniforms with no discipline. Just look at Captain Bernice Abrams (Another Tanaka crony) still on the payroll.
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