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18 Former and Current LA County Sheriff's Deputies Arrested in Civil Rights Abuse and Corruption Investigation

FBI looking into allegations of abuses in jail system

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LOS ANGELES –  Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.

The charges were announced at a press conference after 16 of 18 defendants were arrested earlier in the day. They were expected to be arraigned later in U.S. District Court.

(H/T James Quigley)

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