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Sheriff Lee Baca Blamed For ‘Failure Of Leadership’ In Citizens’ Commission Report

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LOS ANGELES — A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said Friday the system has shown a “persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” and blamed Sheriff Lee Baca for a “failure of leadership.”

 

The Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence, a seven-member panel made up of several former judges and a police chief, released its final report Friday after a lengthy investigation of the nation’s largest county jail system and the treatment of some 15,000 inmates by the Sheriff’s Department who runs it.

 

READ FULL STORY HERE:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/29/la-jail-abuse-sheriff-lee-abaca_n_1925554.html

 

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