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Sheriff workers convicted; what about their bosses?

To the editor: It never fails. Staffers are told to rise to a higher level than their superiors and display the courage to stand up to those in control of their future promotions and job status. ("Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe," Sept. 23) Were the six in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department wrong? Yes, of course. Was the judge wrong in expecting those in power to leave a paper trail of their unethical verbal orders to their staff? Yes, of course. Is the community right in expecting former Sheriff Lee Baca and ex-Undersheriff Paul Tanaka to be charged with orchestrating and guiding their staffers' actions because we all know...

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