Interim Sheriff John Scott, who is running the department until Lee Baca’s replacement is elected, says he is ending the era of political connections and stressing merit.
By Cindy Chang
April 14, 2014, 7:40 p.m.
At the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department headquarters, a winding hallway leads to an unexpected oasis.
Surrounded by trees, with a built-in grill and tables, the patio is an ideal place for a barbecue. Until recently, though, only a select few enjoyed it, smoking cigars and fashioning it into their own private hangout.
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