Mar 27 2014
On June 3rd Angelenos will have a chance to elect a new sheriff to replace Lee Baca who retired unexpectedly at the end of January. Baca left his position mired in scandal after 18 of his sheriff’s deputies indicted by the federal government after the FBI found serious prisoner and visitor abuses and a cover-up at the Men’s Central Jail, the largest jail system in the United States.
Among the 7 candidates vying for the position of Sherriff are former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka who was accused by a county commission created following the scandal as having played a major role in maintaining abusive jail conditions. Also running for the position is former LA Sheriff’s Commander Bob Olmsted who blew the whistle on prisoner abuse by going to the FBI when Baca and Tanaka refused to address his concerns.
GUEST: Bob Olmsted was a captain at Men’s County Jail, and became a whistleblower after he retired
Olmsted’s campaign is online at www.bobolmsted.com.