Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich announced Monday that he would appoint a retired federal judge to an independent commission examining the scope of brutality in the sheriff's jails.
He made the announcement, however, before the board has even voted to create the commission, which was proposed by Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Mark Ridley-Thomas. If Antonovich's announcement means he plans to vote in favor of establishing the proposed five-member panel, the measure will have enough votes to pass Tuesday.
-- Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca meets with inmates at Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles early this month. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times