Former Sheriff Lee Baca exonerates Paul Tanaka

Former Sheriff Lee Baca attends Black History Month program at First AME church, Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Former Sheriff Lee Baca attends Black History Month program at First AME church, Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Angelenos read a disturbing headline.  The former Sheriff of Los Angeles County, Lee Baca, had agreed to plead guilty to lying, and faced jail.  What was revealed in his admission of guilt, included him ordering former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, to orchestrate his vision. Mainstream media has refused to report on this.

2 Urban Girls checked the social media sites for LA Times, LA Weekly, Witness LA and KPCC and found no mention of it.

2 Urban Girls also reached out to the dominant reporters who covered the Sheriff’s election, and they also didn’t acknowledge that Paul Tanaka has been truthful from the beginning.  One can assume he’s also been truthful about “the tattoo”.

2 Urban Girls became aware of this through the Pasadena Weekly in an article titled “Copping a Plea”.

Another condition is the former Sheriff not be charged with any additional crimes.

Today it was announced Atty. General Kamala Harris will be investigating the Sheriff’s department over the death of Mitrice Richardson.  Will that put her in the cross hairs of LA County Dist. Atty Jackie Lacey?  Good thing for her she’s running unopposed.


2 Responses so far.

  1. Michael Hill says:

    Glad to hear Tanaka has been exonerated, more or less. I believed him from the start that he wasn’t responsible for the problems in the LACSD. Now, hopefully, he can get back to being Mayor of Gardena, a neighboring city that has been well managed and run for years under his administration. Waiting for the LAT’s to follow up in print, however, is like watching grass grow, so let’s move on without them clearing the record of a fine civic leader, caught up in the politics of law enforcement. Baca was the lead in all of this and he needs to answer for his mismanagement of the department for years, since succeeding the late, Sherman Block. McDonald is doing a better job of addressing the decades of abuse by rank and file, along with the FBI and DOJ investigation of what happened to that CI they kept moving around to prevent him from testifying for the Feds. And
    so it goes…

  2. Robert Ray says:

    Two things about your article – First, I always said that Tanaka was following orders. Second, Jackie Lacey needs to be challenged by someone. It’s time for her lazy ass to be replaced. Too many are not being prosecuted that should be. Her entire department is afraid to do anything.

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