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Ain't That A Kick in the Head? Sheriff's to Supervise MTA Security

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The MTA has "revamped its policy" and now the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will assume responsibility for "supervising transit security guards," according to

The changes to the transit system's supervisory structure most likely stems from the recent revelation that there have been 11 investigations launched in the past two years by the L.A. County's Sheriff's Department into allegations of abuse of patrons by the MTA security staff, including one incident that took place in August 2008 where a man sleeping inside Downtown's 7th/Metro Station was kicked in the head by the MTA guard, which was captured on the station's surveillance cameras.