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Former L.A. County Deputies Describe Jail Misconduct

May 15, 2012  | 

Two retired Los Angeles County sheriff's supervisors Monday painted a violent picture of life inside Men's Central Jail, recounting for a county jails commission tales of deputies beating prisoners, ignoring bosses, forming cliques and engaging in off-duty misconduct.

The former sergeant and lieutenant, who both retired in 2007, said they felt their efforts to discipline wayward deputies were undermined by a top manager they accused of ordering supervisors to “coddle” young deputies in the jail.

Daniel Pollaro, the former sergeant, complained that deputies used inappropriate force against inmates as a form of discipline.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

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pegg696 @ 5/15/2012 6:21 PM


Capt David-Ret LA County @ 5/15/2012 7:14 PM

Started about 1860 I think. What is off-duty misconduct? Man, I have been to some station parties (as a deputy and sgt) that were near riots. Those were the, I mean, we were just venting off steam..

Tom Ret @ 5/15/2012 7:31 PM

They retired in 2007 so their testimony is relevant in 2012?

Rick @ 5/15/2012 9:38 PM

This is why the public distrusts LEO's; jail misconduct, CA officers in other jurisdictions being arrested for trafficing drugs, officers caught robbing people, etc. This is also why citizens should retain their rights for concealed carry and open carry; to fight back against criminals whether they are gang members or criminals with a badge in their pocket.

Lee @ 5/16/2012 9:59 AM

LASD's jails are under enough scrutiny as is right now; so I guess a story that would have been relevant 5 or 6 years ago is a good publish? Trying to fit in?

CharlieB @ 3/26/2013 4:11 PM

How dare they reveal secrets!!!!!!!

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