Supreme Court Says Baca Can Be Held Liable

The United States Supreme Court has refused to protect Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca from a lawsuit filed by Dion Starr, a LA County inmate, who was stabbed almost two dozen times be a fellow inmate. The court upheld a previous ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which stated that “Baca could be sued for “deliberate indifference” to the inmate’s rights since he was aware of jailhouse violence and had failed to take action to stop it.”

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