The long-delayed transfer of inmates from the dilapidated Parker Center jail to the new Metropolitan Detention Center will begin today, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

For the move, 88 sworn LAPD officers have been trained to supplement the 331 civilian officers needed to staff the $84 million detention center. The 55-year-old Parker Center has been cited by CalOSHA and other agencies for health and safety violations, such as plumbing problems and the lack of a fire sprinkler system, according to Assistant Police Chief Michel Moore.

Read the full story at DailyNews.com.

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