Documents detail misconduct by L.A. sheriff’s deputies

Jose Ovalle DA reject memo

When Jose Ovalle real­ized that a blood­ied in­mate’s shirt from a jail brawl had gone miss­ing, he came up with a solu­tion for the miss­ing evid­ence. He poured taco sauce on a sim­il­ar shirt and took a photo of it, which was booked in­to evid­ence, ac­cord­ing to law en­force­ment and court re­cords. The Sher­iff’s De­part­ment de­cided at first to fire Ovalle but later agreed to a set­tle­ment in which he ad­mit­ted to his con­duct and kept his job while.

Sources: Los Angeles County district attorney’s Office