Tuesday, January 7, 2014

LA County Sheriff Baca Resigns

Longtime L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca announced his resignation today at Sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park. He is expected to leave his post as Sheriff by month's end. Baca has served the department for 48 and leaves amid allegations of beatings and prisoner brutality in the LA jail system which the Sheriffs department oversee. The FBI has launched an investigation in to the allegations and the ACLU has filed a law suit against the department as well.
Sheriff Baca was surrounded by his command staff as he read his resignation speech, with his voice cracking in sad emotion several times.
Sheriff Baca was up for re-election this June.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Meeting the press.

Reading his resignation speech.

Answering questions from the press.