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Report shows LA Sheriff's Dept. hired dozens of troubled applicants

by Alex Cohen | Take Two®

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca talks to reporters at the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Reed Saxon/AP

The LA Times has uncovered dozens of questionable hires made by the LA County Sheriff's Department. 

Records show that in 2010, about 280 county officers were offered jobs, including applicants who had accidentally fired their weapons, had sex at work, and solicited prostitutes. Of that group, 29 had been fired or forced to resign from other law enforcement jobs out of concerns of misconduct or performance problems.

Reporter Robert Faturechi co-investigated this story for the LA Times. He joins the show to explain.

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