Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Sheriff Expected To Resign Amid Federal Investigation

Feds looking into allegations of corruption and civil rights abuses


Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is expected to resign Tuesday, one month after 18 deputies were arrested as part of a federal investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the county's jail system.

KTTV reported late Monday that Baca had told county officials and senior staff of his intention to resign. The 71-year-old has served as Sheriff since 1998 and was up for re-election later this year.

(H/T Charles WT)