AirTalk for June 23, 2010

Scrutinizing internal investigations at L.A. County's Probation Department

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The Los Angeles County Probation Department received a terrible review this year

Last March, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered a review of internal investigations at the county Probation Department. In its report, the L.A. County Office of Independent Review found at least 31 cases where employees committed misconduct and abuse, but will probably escape discipline because their cases were not completed within the statutory one-year deadline. Charges against sworn peace officers in the department include cruelty to a child, sex with a minor, and battery. What's wrong with the Probation Department's system of investigation and what measures are being taken to improve it?

Guests:

Mark Ridley-Thomas, Member of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, District 2

Frank Stoltze, KPCC Reporter


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