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Bye Bye Baca: Emotional Sheriff Goes Out 'On My Terms' - LAist
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An emotional Sheriff Lee Baca formally announced his retirement today amid pervasive allegations of abuse of power, shady department hires and brutalizing inmates and visitors within his jails.

The 71-year-old Baca soldiered through the press conference, saying that "negative politicking" and a desire to forge a new path for the LASD influenced his decision to retire. He also claimed that he made his decision to retire only three days ago.

"I have great gratitude to the people who elected me," Baca said. "I will go out on my terms. I will not seek reelection for a fifth term and I will retire at the end of this month."

Baca claimed the reasons for his sudden retirement were both personal and private, but made a point to criticize the "negative perception" that he says has already marred the election season. Up until now, Baca had widely been considered a front-runner on the way to his unprecedented fifth term as Sheriff, but recent events that have unfolded in the past few months have steadily deflated his chances.

"I don't see myself as the future, I see myself as part of the past." Baca said.

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Re: Bye Bye Baca: Emotional Sheriff Goes Out 'On My Terms' - LAist
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 17:47 »
Good riddance!

More on Lee Baca, Scientology, Narconon and the LA County Sheriff Office's Religious council...
 
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Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation
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The Los Angeles Times 2013-11-14: A pastor and top civilian aide to L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after officials learned he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop, a spokesman said Wednesday. Bishop Edward R. Turner works as a paid field deputy for Baca and oversaw the department's Multi-Faith Clergy Council for more than a decade. The bishop, who founded Power of Love Christian Fellowship ministries in South Los Angeles, earns at least $105,000 a year working for Baca. He was notified by Baca on Tuesday evening that he would be relieved... more »
http://article.wn.com/view/2013/11/14/Pastor_who_is_a_top_aide_to_Baca_is_under_investigation/



Sheriff Baca Promotes Narconon
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Pastor removed as sheriff's aide after pot dispensary found
The Los Angeles Times2013-11-13
Baca aide allegedly owned property housing illegal pot shop
LA Daily News2013-11-15
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Re: Bye Bye Baca: Emotional Sheriff Goes Out 'On My Terms' - LAist
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 11:25 »
Over at Facebook
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Yesterday at 10:03am · New York, NY

Only tangentially related to Scientology, but of interest because then-sheriff Lee Baca was implicated.

Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe
http://www.latimes.com/local/countygovernment/la-me-deputy-corruption-20140924-story.html
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Re: Bye Bye Baca: Emotional Sheriff Goes Out 'On My Terms' - LAist
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 12:18 »
From the article:

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Krinsky, a former federal prosecutor, said additional charges against higher-ranking members of the department are still "entirely possible."

One can only hope...
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Re: Bye Bye Baca: Emotional Sheriff Goes Out 'On My Terms' - LAist
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 12:39 »
Yes!
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