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Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?
Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?

Momentum is building for the creation of a citizens commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where scandals led to the criminal convictions of deputies and to Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation this year. Now, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has introduced a motion to create such an oversight body. The motion is scheduled for a vote in the next couple of weeks and, though it may fall short this time (more on that in a minute), some form of a citizens board seems likely to come to life by the end of the year. What's less clear is what such a panel would do, and whether it has any chance of fulfilling the expectations of some of its most ardent supporters....

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