Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

Feb 10, 2016 3:49 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal prosecutors say former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying during a federal probe of corruption at the jails he ran.

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce the agreement.

Baca retired amid the probe that found civil rights abuses by deputies and a cover up that led to charges against his second-in-command and nearly two dozen others.

Baca, who ran the department, has said previously that he wasn't aware of abuses at the jail or efforts by underlings to thwart an FBI probe by hiding an inmate informant.

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