The ACLU has filed suit against the LA County Sherriff’s office for allowing a “culture of deputy violence” against inmates to flourish. According to the ACLU:
“Sheriff Lee Baca, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, and Chief Dennis Burns are responsible for ensuring that their subordinates do not engage in a pattern of unspeakable acts of violence against inmates…in the face of a longstanding pattern of deputy abuse they have deliberately and knowingly failed to put in place the basic pieces of an accountability system…This suit is directed at them because they have allowed deputies to go unpunished, covered up their behavior and for years made no effort to reform this broken system.” Why would LA expand such a disastrous system?
TUESDAY JAN 24th: Tell LA County Supervisors NO to $2.6 billion for jail expansion!
Contact organizer Mary Sutton to find out how to give public comment against the jail expansion or support the mobilization.
Just how inhumane are the conditions inside LA County jails?
In the last two years alone, some 30 sheriff’s deputies have been disciplined for beating inmates or covering up abuse.
The FBI has been investigating brutality in the LA jails and have already filed charges against one deputy already.
According to Tom Parker, Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI LA Field Office: “I have never experienced any facility exhibiting the volume and repetitive patterns of violence, misfeasance and malfeasance impacting the Los Angeles County Jail system.”
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