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What does Tuesday's election mean for L.A. County?
What does Tuesday's election mean for L.A. County?

The election season that culminated in Tuesday's vote for three new Los Angeles County leaders and in an overhaul of county government may have begun on the day in 2012 when Sheriff Lee Baca testified before the citizens commission that was examining abuse of inmates in county jails. How do we hold you accountable, the sheriff was asked, for lackadaisical oversight and brutal conduct by jail deputies? His answer: "Don't elect me." The comment was taken by many as an expression of defiance or arrogance, and perhaps in part it was, but it was also Baca's statement about the relationship between himself and Los Angeles County voters, at least as he understood it....

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