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Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry
Sheriff's Dept. higher-ups now appear to be targets in jails inquiry

Sheriff's officials convicted of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jails have been testifying before a grand jury as prosecutors set their sights on the highest echelons of the department, according to sources familiar with the probe. The questioning has focused partly on meetings where then-Sheriff Lee Baca and his No. 2, Paul Tanaka, discussed how to deal with the discovery of a cellphone provided to a county jail inmate by the FBI. In addition to the convicted officials, some current Sheriff's Department officials have also received grand jury subpoenas. Many in the Sheriff's Department believe that low-ranking officials took the fall for...

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