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18 Los Angeles sheriff's officials indicted, accused of abuse, obstruction
LA Times ^ | 12/9/2013 | Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard

Posted on 12/09/2013 4:13:22 PM PST by Smogger

Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside L.A. County jails. The four grand jury indictments unsealed Monday and one criminal complaint allege that deputies beat jail inmates and visitors without justification, unjustly detained people and conspired to obstruct a federal investigation into misconduct at the Men's Central Jail. Sixteen of the defendants were arrested Monday and are expected to be arraigned this afternoon in federal court.

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KEYWORDS: biggestgangintown; california; codeofsilence; corruptionprobe; cultureofcorruption; donutwatch; lasd; losangeles; obstruction
"...In addition, the indictment says, sheriff's officials confronted one of the lead FBI agents outside her home and falsely claimed that they were in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest..."

Totally out of control. But it's always just a "few" bad apples.

1 posted on 12/09/2013 4:13:22 PM PST by Smogger
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To: Smogger; onedoug

Let’s thank them for their service.


2 posted on 12/09/2013 4:21:10 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Smogger

To be expected from men who voluntarily put them in jail 8 hours per day.


3 posted on 12/09/2013 4:24:02 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Smogger

Threatening the FBI? LOL! That always ends well! Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of idiots!!!


4 posted on 12/09/2013 4:27:07 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Smogger

Well at least they went home safe.


5 posted on 12/09/2013 4:27:32 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside L.A. County jails. The four grand jury indictments unsealed Monday and one criminal complaint allege that deputies beat jail inmates and visitors without justification, unjustly detained people and conspired to obstruct a federal investigation into misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail.

Let’s see the mugshots! Thanks Smogger.


6 posted on 12/09/2013 4:38:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: MeganC

Throwing arresting an Austrian Consulate and these morons were just begging for it. The FEDs did the people of LA getting these morons out of the jail. They are a walking liability case. They are also way to stupid to trust with any authority.


7 posted on 12/09/2013 4:41:12 PM PST by JLS
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To: Smogger
Totally out of control. But it's always just a "few" bad apples.

"Flashlight therapy" in L.A. County jail was notorious in the 80's, nothing has changed.

8 posted on 12/09/2013 4:44:20 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Smogger

If arrested in Los Angeles,don’t be concerned about the barrier in the car between you and the officer.It’s there for YOUR protection.


9 posted on 12/09/2013 4:44:51 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Smogger

I really hate to hear this about the Sheriffs.


10 posted on 12/09/2013 4:48:16 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SgtHooper

“I really hate to hear this about the Sheriffs.”

So tell us all why you “hate” to hear that indicted criminal elements in the LASD have been arrested? I am sure I am not the only one who would like to hear your answer.


11 posted on 12/09/2013 4:52:14 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Smogger
Some of the arrested are named along with indictments charged in the following article.

18 Los Angeles County deputies charged in federal civil rights, corruption probe


12 posted on 12/09/2013 4:52:24 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

Documents detailing the investigation


13 posted on 12/09/2013 4:56:09 PM PST by deport
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To: Smogger
Just 18 indicted ?

They must be just skimming off the top...

14 posted on 12/09/2013 5:00:37 PM PST by Popman
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To: Smogger
I'm in neutral on this one, waiting to see what happens. The local latinos castrados y cobardes here in Phoenix are continually sic-ing the feds on Sheriff Joe and our Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, continually accusing the MCSO and the deputies of racism and racial profiling.

And some of the gringos liberales both judicial and nonjudicial, are falling for it. Including the lib-tard owner of the Phoenix Suns.
15 posted on 12/09/2013 5:06:33 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: vette6387

Because the Sheriffs in this country are not beholding to the same authority as the police. Yes, if guilty, fry em, but in many places, the Sheriffs have been on “our” side, at least against gun control.


16 posted on 12/09/2013 6:10:13 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Smogger

The most important thing is that they are all safe now.


17 posted on 12/09/2013 6:17:39 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: SgtHooper

“....but in many places, the Sheriffs have been on “our” side, at least against gun control.”

You are correct, in a lot of places. Unfortunately, in the populated parts of this country, with a few notable exceptions, the local sheriff’s are nothing more than political hacks ( like Baca in Los Angeles). There are 58 counties in California. In the counties with low populations, the sheriff’s will issue CCW permits for the asking, but just try to get one in San Diego, Los Angeles, or the Bay Area. Our sheriff is a turd! His predecessor was the same ( that worthless A$$hole was the one who allowed Stacy Dugard to stay with her captors for another three years because his officers did a pi$$ poor job of investigating a neighbors complaint). The County Sheriff should be our last best protection against the Federal and State Governments, but I will bet you that a small percentage of them rise to that expectation. We get what we vote for, and sadly that’s not much!


18 posted on 12/09/2013 6:34:53 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Time to start conscripting 18 year olds to help with the prison population...


19 posted on 12/09/2013 6:49:25 PM PST by JmyBryan
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To: Smogger

Many, many years ago I considered a career with LASD. Learning that I would spend at least two years working county straight out of the academy was all I needed to hear to scrap the Sheriff idea.


20 posted on 12/09/2013 7:07:48 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Smogger

Is this the same group of lawmen who, several years ago, shot an LA homeowner dead, claiming he had many thousands of kilos of drugs in his garage? But really wanted to confiscate the land for a state park?

They found nothing.


21 posted on 12/09/2013 8:38:54 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Smogger

I knew a guy at my first job in Calif who was just out of the military and was also going to training so he could be a deputy marshal. He got in and was happy until his whole unit was transferred into the sheriff dept. About that time they were in an other scandal (around early 90’s) He said that he did not like being a sheriff because of their reputation. I did not feel so bad as he was stationed in Malibu and I suspect spent his days looking for bottles of lost suntan lotion of bikini clad starlets.


22 posted on 12/09/2013 8:56:51 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Smogger

That’s pretty aggressive/stupid.


23 posted on 12/10/2013 5:50:03 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: vette6387

Yep, urban sheriffs are essentially the military wing of the local Democratic power base.


24 posted on 12/10/2013 5:52:56 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SgtHooper
I really hate to hear this about the Sheriffs.

I am very happy to see scumbags getting what they deserve. I hope the courts actually give them what they deserve. Abuse of authority like that should be a life sentence.

25 posted on 12/10/2013 5:53:46 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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