Sheriff Lee Baca Resigns… Why Now?

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will step down at the end of the month. He made the announcement at a news conference this morning. Baca was running for a fifth four-year term and facing some stiff opposition, not to mention a lot of negative press. Earlier today on KCRW, LA Times reporter Robert Faturechi ran down the scandals that have plagued Baca's tenure, not least of which is the recent federal indictment of 18 sheriff's deputies.

Credits

Guests:
Robert Faturechi - ProPublica - @RobertFaturechi, Fernando Guerra - Loyola Marymount University - @LMU_CSLA, Richard Drooyan - Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence

Hosts:
Madeleine Brand, Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Evan George, Benjamin Gottlieb, Andrea Brody