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More transparency needed at L.A. County Sheriff's Department, report says
More transparency needed at L.A. County Sheriff's Department, report says

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department lags behind other major law enforcement agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department, in releasing information about officer-involved shootings, complaints from the public and internal disciplinary action against officers, a report by the department's new inspector general has found. The sheriff's department should post the information on its website, as other agencies do, so the public can easily review it, the report said. Along with a civilian oversight board now in the planning stages, better access to data would bring more transparency to a department that has been plagued by scandals, including brutality by...

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