Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Corrections

November 14, 2011
Print Comment RSS

Report: Problem deputies sent to work at LA jails

Some deputies were allowed to remain working in the county's lockups after being convicted of crimes or found guilty of serious misconduct

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A report finds Los Angeles sheriff's officials routinely transferred problem deputies to the county jail as a way of keeping them from the public.

A Sunday story in the Los Angeles Times says some deputies were allowed to remain working in the county's lockups after being convicted of crimes or found guilty of serious misconduct.

Documents obtained by the Times show that among those sent to work in the jails was a deputy accused of fraud, loan sharking and threatening to kill somebody. Another deputy beat a firefighter bloody and unconscious during an off-duty incident.

The background and conduct of deputies have come under increased scrutiny as federal investigators probe misconduct and brutality against inmates in the nation's largest jail network.

Associated PressCopyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 






PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample