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LA sheriff jail abuse: Inspector general talks allegations of prisoner mistreatment




Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, speaking to supporters during his election party on Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2014 at the JW Marriott at LA Live.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, speaking to supporters during his election party on Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2014 at the JW Marriott at LA Live.
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The L.A. Sheriff's Department is under fire for allegations of abuse and mistreatment of inmates at L.A. County jails.

In one case, an inmate was handcuffed and left without food for 32 hours. Another inmate was kept naked and restrained where visitors could see him.

Max Huntsman, inspector general for L.A. County, is a watchdog for the Sheriff's Department. He joined Take Two to assess the department's handling of these charges and Sheriff Jim McDonnell's pledge to reform.

Click the blue audio player above to listen to the full interview.