Former Sheriff Lee Baca will not get immunity at Paul Tanaka’s trial

Sarah Favot, Los Angeles Daily News POSTED: 09/28/15, 5:01 PM PDT | UPDATED: ON 09/28/2015

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will not be immune from prosecution if he is called to testify in the corruption case against his former second-in-command and reveals any criminal activity that occurred in the jails under his watch.

A federal district court judge ruled Monday that Baca won’t be granted immunity in order to testify at the trial of former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, who is accused of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in an attempt to thwart the FBI and U.S. attorney’s investigation into brutality and corruption by deputies in county jails in downtown Los Angeles.

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