Lee Baca was the sheriff of Los Angeles County for 15 years beginning in 1999. Soon, he could be sentenced to jail.
Earlier this week, Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in a case related to his officers routinely abusing jail inmates, and then trying to obstruct the FBI investigation into the abuse. If you’re interested in learning how bad the LA county jails were under Baca, please see this ACLU report, “How a Savage Gang of Deputies Controls LA County Jails.” Baca lied to protect these deputies, and his own reputation.
It’s something I guess.