Los Angeles County Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Photo via LASD.
Lee Baca is a disengaged leader running a "house of cards" agency that's "on the verge of crumbling" his second-in-command deputy told the Los Angeles Times
The harsh critique came from Paul Tanaka, Baca's undersheriff who resigned amid accusations of fostering a culture of jailhouse abuse. Tanaka, a Gardena City Council member, is considering running against Baca in 2014. He remains on the payroll until August.
Tanaka also said that after years of being a detached boss, Baca has now become an unpredictable micromanager whose fits of anger have scared subordinates into inaction, the Times reports.