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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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Totally out of control. But it's always just a "few" bad apples.
Let’s thank them for their service.
To be expected from men who voluntarily put them in jail 8 hours per day.
Threatening the FBI? LOL! That always ends well! Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of idiots!!!
Well at least they went home safe.
> 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.
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.
"Flashlight therapy" in L.A. County jail was notorious in the 80's, nothing has changed.
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.
I really hate to hear this about the Sheriffs.
“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.
They must be just skimming off the top...
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.
The most important thing is that they are all safe now.
“....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!
Time to start conscripting 18 year olds to help with the prison population...
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.
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.
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.
That’s pretty aggressive/stupid.
Yep, urban sheriffs are essentially the military wing of the local Democratic power base.
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.