Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Los Angeles County Mulls Enacting a Permanent Citizens' Commission to Oversee Jails

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is mulling over the idea of creating a permanent Citizens' Commission to oversee its troubled jail system. The Supervisors passed a motion to explore the cost and feasibility of a permanent commission, just days after a specially-convened Citizens' Commission issued its final report which laid blame at the feet of Sheriff Lee Baca. Supervisors are facing pressure from civil rights groups calling for Sheriff's resignation over the jail imbroglio. Pacifica's Dan Fritz files this report from Los Angeles.