Prosecuting Lee Baca and the Reform of the LA County Sheriff’s Department

How the obstruction of a federal civil rights investigation led to years of scandal, Sheriff Lee Baca's downfall, and needed reforms within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Prosecuting Lee Baca and the Reform of the LA County Sheriff's Department

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

12:15-1:15 PM

UCLA School of Law, Room 1337

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ABOUT THE TALK

How the obstruction of a federal civil rights investigation led to years of scandal, Sheriff Lee Baca's downfall, and needed reforms within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Brandon Fox is a partner with Jenner & Block, where he leads the firm's investigations and compliance practice on the west coast and handles criminal and civil litigation.  Before joining Jenner & Block, Brandon was a federal prosecutor for 14 years, supervising public corruption and white collar sections in both the Chicago and Los Angeles U.S Attorney's Offices.  During that time, Brandon investigated and prosecuted dozens of politicians and law enforcement officials for bribery, fraud, and civil rights violations.  Most recently, Brandon was Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.  In that role, Brandon was the lead prosecutor assigned to the historic investigation of inmate abuse, corruption, and obstruction of justice by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  The investigation resulted in the convictions of 21 officials, including Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and Undersheriff Paul Tanaka.  The impactful investigation led to sweeping changes, as Los Angeles County created and staffed an Office of Inspector General, entered into a consent decree with the Department of Justice, implemented a civilian oversight commission, and installed cameras in its jails.