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L.A. County Sheriff Reveals 15 Cases of Discipline Against 2010 Hires

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has identified 15 cases in which employees who got jobs during a controversial mass hiring in 2010 went on to be disciplined for violating department rules, according to a new report by the agency.

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A report marks the first time that Sheriff Lee Baca has acknowledged that some hires committed new wrongdoing in his department. (Credit: KTLA)

The report comes a month after The Times reported that the Sheriff’s Department hired dozens of officers even though background investigators concluded that they had committed serious misconduct, including falsifying records, stealing and soliciting prostitutes.

The Times found that three of those employees faced new accusations of misconduct after joining the department — far fewer than the 15 cases identified in the new sheriff’s report.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.

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