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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A civil rights attorney sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday on behalf of 39 African American inmates who were injured in jailhouse rioting last year. The lawsuit alleges that sheriff's deputies failed to take appropriate action to prevent the violence that erupted last spring at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. Jail officials allowed black inmates in the jail dorm to be outnumbered by Latinos despite ongoing tensions between the two groups, the suit alleges.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A civil rights attorney sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday on behalf of 39 African American inmates who were injured in jailhouse rioting last year. The lawsuit alleges that sheriff's deputies failed to take appropriate action to prevent the violence that erupted last spring at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. Jail officials allowed black inmates in the jail dorm to be outnumbered by Latinos despite ongoing tensions between the two groups, the suit alleges.
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