Los Angeles County Settles Jail Brutality Case; Will Get Court Monitor


A court-appointed panel will be asked to monitor the use of force by sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles County jails, part of a far-reaching settlement to a lawsuit alleging brutal beatings of inmates, the Los Angeles Times reports. Approved yesterday by county supervisors, the settlement stipulates that jailers would be directed to strike an inmate in the head only when the inmate poses a serious danger.

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