Richard Drooyan

Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence

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General Counsel to the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence and private lawyer; former member of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners; former federal prosecutor

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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.

Sheriff Lee Baca Resigns… Why Now?

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.

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Since the Rodney King beating and the riots of 1992, new police chiefs and commissions have earned high marks for reforming the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Since the Rodney King beating and the riots of 1992, new police chiefs and commissions have earned high marks for reforming the Los Angeles Police Department.

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