Police Abuse

Jail Reforms Agreed To by Los Angeles Sheriff

Training, oversight and lots of video surveillance


Without conceding there was "failure of leadership," Sheriff Lee Baca on Wednesday accepted blame for deputies abusing inmates in county jails and embraced all of the sweeping reforms recommended by a blue-ribbon committee.

"I don't lead with my ego," Baca said during a rare news conference inside Men's Central Jail, against the backdrop of a chapel cross. "I lead with my intellect."