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Over 30 L.A. County Jail Employees Disciplined for Inmate Beatings, Says Watchdog Report
Things are not looking good for the reputation of L.A. County's jails: a new report shows that at least 30 jail employees were disciplined for attacking inmates or covering up attacks in the past two years.
The news comes on the heels of an FBI investigation into the prison system, and the revelation from a rookie jailer that he was forced to beat a mentally ill inmate.
The report was released today by the Los Angeles County's Office of Independent Review, and according to KPCC, it reveals an atmosphere of violence and deceit. It found that deputies lied about their involvement with inmate beatings, didn't report beatings that they witnessed, and used excessive force against non-resistant prisoners.
When inmates tried to report the violence to authorities, they were allegedly turned away.
Chief Attorney Michael Gennaco, who was involved in writing the report, told KPCC that "you find some evidence of bias, and sort of a dismissive tone with regard to the inmate's complaint."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.