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Paul Tanaka — former Undersheriff and current Mayor of Gardena — has been arrested and charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The federal indictment against Tanaka and former Captain "Tom" Carey describes "a culture generally reserved for a Hollywood script." We talk to a veteran lieutenant about brutality, cover-ups and retaliation.

Also, there's big money next week's LA School Board elections. At stake: charter schools, teacher evaluations and a permanent superintendent.

Special thanks to Sarah Sweeney for production assistance.

Ex-Undersheriff Tanaka indicted 12 MIN, 51 SEC

As Undersheriff of LA County, Paul Tanaka was Number Two to Lee Baca, who stepped down during a corruption scandal two years ago, rather than completing his third term as Sheriff. Today, Tanaka — who's also Mayor of Gardena — was indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. So was former Captain "Tom" Carey, who oversaw criminal investigations during Tanaka's tenure.

Guests:
Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School (@LoyolaLawSchool)
Brian Moriguchi, LA County Professional Peace Officers Association (@PPOAPresident)

More:
Then-Sheriff's candidate Tanaka on 'WWLA'

LAUSD Board Elections: Proxy War between the Union and Charter Schools 17 MIN, 41 SEC

Next week's LA School Board elections have turned into a contest between the Teachers' Union and the California Charter Schools Association. Both are focused on two crucial races, and they're spending big money. Howard Blume is education reporter for the LA Times.

Guests:
Alex Caputo-Pearl, United Teachers Los Angeles (@UTLAnow)
Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times (@howardblume )
Gary Borden, California Charter Schools Association Advocates (@CCSAAdvocates)

More:
Blume on spending in race for three LAUSD board seats at nearly $4.6 million
Blume on charter schools, UTLA and the LAUSD races
Blume on LAUSD extending Superintendent Cortines' contract
California Charter Schools Association Advocates 2015 endorsements
UTLA endorsements

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel

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