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6 Los Angeles County Officials Convicted in Federal Jail Probe Involving FBI Informant

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Six members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were found guilty Tuesday of attempting to interfere with a civil rights investigation into the county jails, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The two lieutenants, two sergeants and two deputies face up to 15 years in prison after the jury found them guilty of trying to hide an informant from FBI agents during an investigation into a jail scandal.

Attorneys for the defendants said they were only following orders from superiors.

One of the jurors interviewed after the trial said he believed the sheriff’s officials were following commands but crossed the line.

“At a certain point there are things you can’t do,” said the juror, a truck driver who lives in the Crenshaw district but would identify himself only as Ron.

The conviction is a big victory for prosecutors as they delve deeper into the jail investigation.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Officials Accused of Hindering FBI Investigation

Steve Neavling
tickethewire.com

A federal grand jury is investigating whether Los Angeles County jail officials moved an FBI informant to hinder a federal probe into alleged jail abuses, the LA Times reports.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials moved the inmate several time under a series of aliases and kept him under constant watch, the LA Times reported.

At least one witness testified that the inmate was moved to hide him from federal agents, according to the LA Times.

Sheriff’s officials insist they weren’t trying to hide the informant, Anthony Brown. Instead, they said, they were protecting him from other deputies.