U.S. Supreme Court refuses to shield Baca from inmate lawsuit

From LA Times:

The Supreme Court refused Monday to shield Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca from being sued for racial gang violence in the jails he supervises.

The justices without comment turned down an appeal from the county’s lawyers, who argued that Baca could not be held personally liable for the stabbing of an inmate since he had no personal involvement in the incident.

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