12th Jul 2015
LASD Jail Employees in the News Once Again
Ten Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department jail employees were relieved of duty and several others were reassigned following allegations of inmate neglect, sheriff’s officials released in a statement Saturday.
“I am deeply committed to providing the highest levels of constitutional care to those in our charge and will quickly address and remedy any conduct, policies or practices that do not meet this expectation and high standard,” Sheriff Jim McDonnell said in a statement.
The crackdown comes after an inmate filed a complaint that he was denied food and restrained for about 32 hours on June 19 at the Inmate Reception Center in downtown Los Angeles after allegedly assaulting a female deputy, sheriff’s officials said.
The new allegations come after a series of corruption and abuse complaints against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Just a few months ago, in April, the sheriff’s department settled a class-action lawsuit over complaints of deputies beating inmates in Los Angeles County jails.
The FBI is considering its own investigation into the matter, sources said.