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Lee Baca

Leroy David "Lee" Baca (born May 27, 1942) is the Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California. Baca holds a Doctorate of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Baca was elected Los Angeles County's 30th Sheriff against his mentor Sherman Block, who had died in office days prior to the election but remained on the ballot. He was sworn in on December 7, 1998. He was re-elected to a fourth term in 2010. He has been criticized for proposing a half-percent sales tax increase in 2004 to hire more deputy sheriffs, placing friends on the payroll, taking of gifts and for releasing inmates from the Los Angeles County Jail. Baca is married to Carol Baca. They are active in various community organizations, including the Los Angeles Chinese American Museum. They were given the Historymakers Award in 2004 for visionary actions. He is a Republican who opposed Prop 8.

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Lindsay Lohan Case -- Judge Misled By Sheriff

Lindsay Lohan Case
Judge Misled by Sheriff

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca may have led Lindsay Lohan's judge astray, by making a public pronouncement that there is room for Lindsay in his jail, when in fact there isn't.You'll recall ...… READ MORE >

L.A. County Sheriff: We Got Room for Lindsay in Jail

L.A. County Sheriff
We Got Room for Lindsay in Jail

If Lindsay Lohan is sentenced to jail next month, she WILL do time behind bars -- this according to L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca.Baca just told FOX 11's Good Day L.A. ... the overcrowding problem… READ MORE >

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