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Supervisors also appeared interested in trying to create a commission with sufficient legal authority so that it is not purely an advisory body. That step, though, would likely require legislative action at the state level.
Since the proposal was initially floated, federal authorities have indicted 20 current and former officials at the sheriff's department.
While Baca made his support for such a commission clear, Scott said only that he is "OK with the concept" but wanted to know more about how the body would be structured.
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