Prosecutor: Ex-Los Angeles sheriff led jail-abuse conspiracy

Prosecutor: Ex-Los Angeles sheriff led jail-abuse conspiracy – Houston Chronicle – The conspiracy by ex-Sheriff Lee Baca and his aides deprived inmates who were beaten of justice and allowed deputies to escape accountability, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Fox said in his closing argument. “This was Mr. Baca’s conspiracy,” Fox said. “This was dirty from the beginning.” The longtime lawman is charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice for acts his subordinates carried out in August and September 2011 after his deputies discovered an inmate with a smuggled cellphone was an FBI informant using the device to document abuses. Baca, 74, abruptly retired in 2014 after more than a dozen deputies were indicted. He is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, but that has not factored into his prosecution on charges that could carry a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted. His defense lawyer said prosecutors failed to prove he was part of an elaborate effort to hide the informant from the FBI and intimidate a rookie agent working on the investigation by threatening to arrest her.
BUSTED: Trump thought Russian hacking was a ‘big problem’ before his 2016 election victory
Trump used to think Russian hacking was a ‘big problem’ – – “No, I think he’s 100% right, it’s a big problem, and we have that problem also with Russian,” Trump said in 2014.


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