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Lee Baca Named Sheriff of the Year

February 27, 2013  | 

For Sheriff Lee Baca, the last couple of years have been rough.

His department is being investigated by the U.S.  A county commission examining abuse in Baca's jails found him to be disengaged and uninformed saying he probably would have been fired in the private sector. Secret deputy cliques with gang-like hand signs and matching tattoos have surfaced. And Baca has been accused of using his office for the benefit of friends, relatives and donors.

Despite those challenges, Baca has been awarded Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs' Assn.

His spokesman said the honor was appropriate given Baca is "the most progressive sheriff in the nation" and "a guy that works seven days a week."

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Tags: Lee Baca, National Sheriffs' Association, Awards and Honors


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Hal Bozeman @ 3/5/2013 4:11 PM

What kind of corrupt idiocy caused THIS decision? Baca is notoriously corrupt and a disgrace to his office. He has been involved in NUMEROUS scandals and violations of law and ethics. One of the most recent is his odious practice of giving "reserve" appointments and badges to his buddies, as well as giving them CCWs while piously denying CCWs to even the most deserving citizens who don't happen to be rich or "connected." The National Sheriffs' Assoc. has disgraced itself and the public can naturally conclude that it is as corrupt as the notorious Baca.

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