County Jails, Abuse of Authority, and the FBI

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Today's Los Angeles Times reports that a sheriff's deputy took $1500 to smuggle a cell phone into the Central Los Angeles County jail. What he didn't know was it was part of a sting operation by the FBI. The Deputy has resigned, but Sheriff Lee Baca denounced the FBI for possibly breaking the law and conducting an investigation he calls "unnecessary." (Sheriff Baca declined our invitation to join in this discussion.)

Credits

Guests:
Robert Faturechi - ProPublica - @RobertFaturechi, Connie Rice - Los Angeles civil rights attorney, former member of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing - @ConnieRicePCN, Merrick Bobb - Police Assessment Resource Center

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner