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Baca ‘condoned’ conspiracy, retrial told in opening statement

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca “monitored” and “condoned” an internal conspiracy to thwart a federal probe into abuses in the jail system and then lied to hide his actions, a prosecutor told jurors Friday, but a defense attorney threw blame squarely on the ex-lawman’s former second-in-command. In a roughly 90-minute opening statement in […]