Los Angeles, CA. February 14, 2006 L.A.County Sheriff Lee Baca explains how his Deputies can deal with unruly, intoxicated people with use of force, while acting as social workers. In a five (5) minute Internet Video on the Full Disclosure Network™ available on the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/425_baca_preview.htm free "on Demand" 24/7, as a public service.
In the video Baca describes himself as a "Social Worker Sheriff. Baca's comments were made in the first segment of the program covering "use of force" policy changes within the department since the well publicized shooting incident in the City of Compton where 120 rounds were fired at an unarmed suspect. When asked by host Leslie Dutton, how his deputies win respect for their authority if they use a “social worker” approach when dealing with drunken, unruly people in a public places, Baca responded, “ there have to be exceptions.”
He went on to say that when an unruly person, under the influence of drugs is a threat to themselves and society at large you cannot use the “social worker” approach.
The Full Disclosure Network™ interview with Baca consists of three segments covering the following topics:
- 1st Segment: “Social Worker” Sheriffs, use of force policy changes and deputy discretion.
- 2nd Segment: Complete details of the Compton shoot-out and Sheriff Baca’s policy on issuing Concealed Weapon Permits
- 3rd Segment: Hiring policies, Federal Consent Decrees and changes in hiring standards and Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy program and the Terrorist Reserve unit.
The Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) cable and Internet television programs have focused on law enforcement policy at the local, state and nation level for the past thirteen years. In 2002 a Special FDN Series featuring Baca, entitled “ L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”, received a local Emmy Award for public affairs/informational programming from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Channels and airtimes are available on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/.