What happens when police policy prohibits officers from using the "choke hold", steel flashlights and are instructed NOT to chase fleeing gang members and criminals on foot without back-up.
L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca describes the Compton California shoot-out and suspensions involving thirteen Deputy Sheriffs in an exclusive Full Disclosure™ one-hour interview with Emmy award winning host Leslie Dutton videotaped on Thursday, June 9, 2005.
Lt. Patrick Gomez, a veteran Ethics Training Officer, retired after 31 years with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is appalled by the rampant beatings of inmates by deputies, and serious misconduct and abuse of taxpayer money by Sheriff Lee Baca and Under Sheriff Paul Tanaka.
Gomez notes that it's great to have Ethics training, but if the leadership sends a different message, what's the point?
Gomez declares that one-third of LASD at all ranks have serious ethical problems, and said he questions the ethics of anyone in the department or retired supporting Baca's or Tanaka's campaigns knowing about the unethical conduct and dysfunctional mismanagement.
Gomez reveals how the standards were lowered to get "bodies into the LASD academy," with candidates allowed to retest over and over until they pass.
On Sunday, October 15, 2006 8-9 p.m. and re-run on Monday, October 16th at 4-5 p.m. on L. A. Cable Channel 36, L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca is featured in a special cable and Internet television series accusing the Mexican government of "dumping" their citizens on the United States.
Cable studio campaign sabotage caught on video.