LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he is to blame for deputy misconduct and brutality against inmates in the nation's largest jail network.
He acknowledged to the Los Angeles Times that he was out of touch about problems in the jails and failed to put into place important reforms that could have minimized violence against inmates.
"The truth is, I should've known," Baca said. "So now I do know."
Baca, who is in his third term, said that his subordinates often insulated him from "bad news." More PrisonerPal.com True Crime Today Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners since 1975