LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is reviewing criminal cases involving sheriff’s deputies with histories of misconduct.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey tells the Los Angeles Times that she ordered the review in response to a Times investigation last month.
The paper identified two dozen deputies on a confidential Sheriff’s Department list, including some who were convicted of crimes.
Most are still on the force.
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The Times says the deputies were potential witnesses in more than 4,400 felony cases since 2000.
It’s unclear how often they testified but it’s possible their histories could undermine their credibility in court.
Lacey says she’s trying to determine whether defendants in those cases should have been notified of the deputies’ histories of misconduct.