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 >>
David MarklandThe Teflon Sheriff.Lee Baca's L.A. County Jail system, the largest in the nation, has been a large shop of horrors according to those inmates and even visitors who accuse deputies of beating them unnecessarily.
Now Baca is proposing to tear down Men's Central Jail and start ove ... More >>
Courtesy of Dawn FletcherShawn, after the beating.Allegations of abuse have been raining down on the L.A. County Sheriff's Department since springtime. LA Weekly writer Chris Vogel's "Men's County Jail Visitor Viciously Beaten by Guards" opened the floodgates for more testimonies, and lawsuit ... More >>
Turns out pretty much the only person in town who hasn't witnessed deputies beating inmates at L.A. County Jail is Sheriff Lee Baca, who has his attention focused on a cop who smuggled a cellphone into the lockup for FBI agents investigating said beat-downs.
Maybe he should spend some time there.
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L.A. County's Twin Towers jail and medical services buildingThe ACLU today officially asked District Attorney Steve Cooley to leash his hounds and halt the prosecution of a man who was allegedly beaten by sheriff's deputies in plain view of the ACLU jail monitor.
On January 24, Esther Lim of the ... 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 >>