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This article is cross-posted from with permission of the author Matt Fleischer. Read his other reports on LA’s violent and abusive criminal justice system here and here.


LASD insiders say that, for years, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka—not Lee Baca—has ruled the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department though a system built of favoritism, pay-to-play campaign donations, and loyalty rewarded over competence—and the jails scandal is one of the results.


December 13th, 2011 | Comments (15)