FBI Arrests LA County Jails Officers

The arrests follow a two-year investigation into inmate abuse and corruption

By Carla Murphy Dec 09, 2013

More than a dozen current and former deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were arrested today on civil rights violations and public corruption charges. The indictment comes after a two-year FBI investigation and is the latest in a series of county jail abuses documented by the LA Times since 2010.

Using undercover informants, the FBI has been investigating allegations of excessive force against inmates in LA county jails. It is unclear however, whether the arrested deputies face those specific charges.

(h/t LA Times)