30 jailers punished for inmate beatings, report says

30 jailers punished for inmate beatings, report says
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30 jailers punished for inmate beatings, report says 13 Oct 2011 In the last two years, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials have disciplined more than 30 jail employees for beating inmates or covering up the abuse, according to a report from the agency’s watchdog obtained by The Times. Other deputies “get away” with unnecessary force against inmates because “they craft a story of justification… which may be impossible to disprove,” according to the report by the Office of Independent Review, which monitors discipline in the Sheriff’s Department. The report comes in response to growing allegations of inmate abuse inside the nation’s largest jail system and has been released as the FBI investigates several cases of potentially criminal misconduct by deputies.

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