18 LA County Sheriffs Charged Over Jail Inmate Beatings

Law360, Los Angeles (December 9, 2013, 9:46 PM EST) -- Federal authorities have charged 18 current and ex-Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs with illegally beating jail inmates and visitors at downtown LA jail facilities as part of an allegedly widespread corruption scandal, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.

Prosecutors alleged in four grand jury indictments and one criminal complaint unsealed Monday that the deputy sheriffs — 16 of whom were taken into custody earlier in the day — also made unjustified detentions and conspired to obstruct an FBI investigation into the alleged misconduct at the...
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