We call him the Teflon Sheriff because, despite more than a decade's worth of serious problems inside the L.A. jail system, woes that include gang-like cliques of tatted-up deputies, you keep electing Lee Baca as the county's top cop.
Nothing seems to stick.
Well, that might have changed today:
On July 22, LA County jail inmate Jonathan Goodwin says he witnessed several deputies beat and kick a fellow inmate whose hands were bound in shackles.
Nearly three long weeks later, says Goodwin, one of the deputies involved in the beating walked into Goodwin's cell to show him who was boss -- t ... More >>
Gabriel Carrillo days after being beatenThis morning, the LA Times published a story about Gabriel Carrillo, a young man who claimed he went to Men's Central Jail in February to visit his brother when he was brutally beaten by sheriff's deputies, and then charged with assaulting the officers.
As ... More >>
Gabriel Carrillo days after being beatenThe visitor's area of Men's Central Jail near Downtown LA is looking more and more like a scary place.
Earlier this year, we brought you the story of Gabriel Carrillo, who claims he was visiting his younger brother when he was thrown into a refrigerator a ... More >>
Bad press keeps rolling in for county brassMore trouble for the increasingly scrutinized Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department today: City News Service reports that Palmdale apartment manager Noel Bender is suing the county and three sheriff's deputies for an alleged beating and wrongful ja ... More >>