The news is out: [California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday announced a state civil rights investigation of the perpetually troubled Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after allegations of excessive force.
The state will investigate a possible pattern of unconstitutional law enforcement, the attorney general’s office said in a statement.
“The California Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation comes on the heels of allegations of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct, as well as a number of recent reported incidents involving LASD management and personnel,” the office said.
Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, tweeted, “There are serious concerns and reports that accountability and adherence to legitimate policing practices have lapsed at LASD.”]
I warn about this on an almost daily basis. Not just LASD; all law enforcement departments should be investigated, as I recommended in “Dysfunctional humans.” Enough black men have been slaughtered, enough black women have been raped, enough black babies have been sacrificed on the altar of white supremacy, enough black families have been destroyed.