Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Are L.A. County Jailers Being Held Accountable For Jail Violence?

An attorney monitoring jail reform in Los Angeles County has announced that the so-called "bad apples" from within the Sheriff's Department have all been removed. At a meeting of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, attorney Richard Drooyan told the Board members that those responsible for the culture of Deputy-on-prisoner violence have either retired or been removed. But, civil rights advocates say removal from their posts is just a good first step. They're urging federal criminal prosecution. Pacifica's Dan Fritz reports from Los Angeles.