The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Is The Baddest Gang In Town

Jerry L. Steering, Esq. is the courtroom
Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Lawyer Jerry L. Steering, Esq.

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS THE BADDEST GANG IN TOWN.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statistics, in the year 2010, the LASD shot and killed 15 people who they claim were reaching for their waistband. None of those shooting victims were found to have had a weapon when they were shot. Police Misconduct is rampant and condoned and defended by the command structure of most, if not all, modern police agencies. There is a “Blue Code of Silence“ between and among peace officers throughout the nation, and everyone knows this.

This is no startling revelation. The County of Los Angeles has itself released a report Commissioner by the Board of Supervisors, acknowledging the existence of, and actually condemning systemic beatings and torturing of inmates. Real deal gangs of Sheriff’s Deputies rome the L.A. County Jails; especially Sheriff’s Department’s Central Men’s Jail. See, The Citizens Commission on Jail Violence September 28, 2012.

A retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain reported to the Los Angeles Times, that the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail was, essentially, a torture chamber, run by these jailer gangs (tattoos of their gang symbols on their ankles and all) of sadistic sociopaths. Discipline for beatings was not existent, and torturing inmates was actually required for jailer gang initiation. See, “L.A. County sheriff’s official tells of jail brutality”, LA Times, July 7, 2012. See also, “L.A. County jail violence sheriff’s fault, panel says“, LA Times, September 28, 2012. Rival Sheriff’s Department jailer gangs even got into a rumble between the “3000 Boys” (the third floor jailers) and the “2000 Boys” (the second floor jailers)at a Sheriff’s Department Christmas party.

THE SHERIFF AND UNDERSHERIFF OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY GO TO FEDERAL PRISON.

More recently, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted of conspiring with his subordinately deputies and staff to obstruct an FBI investigation into allegations of sadistic beatings of inmates by deputies, and an overall culture of violence and brutality at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Lee Baca resigned from office over a scandal at the LA County Men’s Central Jail involving the Indictment of 18 LASD Deputy Sheriffs and their Supervisors for torturing prisoners and obstructing the FBI’s investigation of the same.

Lee Baca following his conviction for obstructing the FBI’s investigation of deputy beatings at the Los Angeles County jails.

THE SHERIFF GETS INDICTED BY THE FEDS.

On February 10, 2016, Sheriff Baca was convicted of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2); lying to the FBI regarding his knowledge of a scheme in the Sheriff’s Department to intimidate an FBI agent who was investigating complaints of beatings of inmates by deputies at the Los Angeles County Jail, and to hide an FBI informant – jail inmate from his FBI handlers.

THE UNDERSHERIFF ALSO GET INDICTED BY THE FEDS.

Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, along with a retired LASD Captain, were indicted on May 13, 2015 by a federal Grand Jury for Obstructing and Conspiring to Obstruct a federal Grand Jury investigation of the rampant torturing of inmates at the Los Angeles County Jail (See, Paul Tanaka Indictment of May 13, 2015.)

That’s not the end of it. Former LASD Deputy Sheriff Noel Womack pleaded guilty in June of 2015 to federal charges of lying to the FBI about systemic LASD torturing and framing of inmates at the Los Angeles County Jails. In 2014, six LASD Deputy Sheriffs were convicted of obstructing the FBI’s investigation of the torturing of prisoners at the Los Angeles County Jails.

Thereafter, on April 6, 2016, former LASD Undersheriff was convicted by a jury of violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (conspiring to obstruct justice) and 18 U.S.C. § 1503(a) (obstructing justice), for not only obstructing an FBI investigation into years of beatings and torturing of inmates at the L.A. County Jail, but also Tanaka and other high ranking Sheriff’s Department officials threatening one of the FBI agents involved in that investigation, with arrest for continuing that investigation.

LASD Undersheriff Paul Tanaka following his conviction for obstruction of federal investigation

In his trial, Tanaka admitted that he still had the Minnesota Vikings Logo tattoo on his leg; a tattoo that he described as a member in a club; the “Vikings”; a tatoo that the federal courts have held is the gang taoo for a “neo-Nazi white supremacists gang within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. See, Thomas v. County of Los Angeles, 978 F.2d 504 (1992).

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DOES NOT RECORD THEIR CONTACTS WITH THE PUBLIC SO THERE IS ONLY ONE SIDE OF THE STORY.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department does not record their contacts with the public and no one is going to make them do so. That way, being the trained “creative” police report authors and trained perjurers that Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is, there is only one side of the story.

If you want a jury to believe that a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy sheriff just started beating you up for no apparent reason, no one is going to believe you without video and/or audio proof of such conduct by them. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is acutely aware of this. Don’t expect the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the largest Sheriff’s Department in the United States to start recording anytime soon. We all know that the police do not want their conduct recorded and the politicians in Los Angeles are not going to start putting pressure on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to start recording their contacts with the public. See,  Why The Police Don’t Want Their Conduct Recorded.

If you are the victim of abuse by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, we can help you.

LAW OFFICE OF JERRY L. STEERING

Jerry L. Steering, Esq., 406 Birch Street, Suite 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (949) 474-1849

Four photos of Jerry L. Steering with Bob Dole, Diane Sawyer and Melvin Belli
Jerry L. Steering interviewed on Good Morning America, with co-counsel Bob Dole in Washington, D.C. (Harbert v. U.S.A.) and with former partner Melvin M. Belli (The King of Torts)