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Feds To Retry Corruption Case Against Ex-LA Sheriff Baca

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2017, 8:59 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they will retry former Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca for obstruction of justice and conspiracy, along with a charge for making false statements, after a jury deadlocked last month on whether Baca tried to thwart an FBI investigation into inmate abuse.

The charges against Baca, 74, are related to a federal probe into violence and retaliation by sheriff's department deputies against inmates in the county jails. The December trial against Baca went forward on the obstruction and conspiracy counts — but the...
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