L.A. County Undersheriff Rips Lee Baca
May 01, 2013
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.
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Bob@Az. @ 5/1/2013 4:57 PM
Really? Baca "disengaged"? Don't you have to be "engaged" to be disengaged? Baca was never a real LEO, just faking it. Blues, Watch Your Six.
Phil @ 5/3/2013 7:11 AM
Sounds like what it was like when Peter Pitchess was in command. It might be time for Baca to pass the torch.
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