Sheriff Lee Baca Answers Calls for His Resignation

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Two weeks ago, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca told Which Way, LA? he was "not in denial" about violence by deputies in LA County jails. He said he'd already looked into cases reported by the ACLU and others. Since then, he's promised to re-examine cases of alleged abuse and to improve inmate safety. One especially disturbing incident, reported by the LA Times, involved a highly-regarded rookie, who resigned after he says a supervisor forced him to beat a mentally ill inmate in Twin Towers.

Credits

Guests:
Lee Baca - Sheriff of Los Angeles County, Peter Eliasberg - ACLU of Southern California - @ACLU_SoCal, Celeste Fremon - WitnessLA.com - @witnessla

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner