The Los Angeles County sheriff said he failed to implement important reforms that could have minimized brutality. He also said his command staff has at times left him in the dark about jail conditions.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, left, meets with the editorial board at the Los Angeles Times. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / October 14, 2011)
By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
October 16, 2011, 5:55 p.m.
In a searing self-critique, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged that he was out of touch about problems in his jails and had failed to implement important reforms that could have minimized deputy brutality against inmates.
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