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.

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