Lee Baca has asked a federal judge to spare him prison time

A law­yer for re­tired Los Angeles County Sher­iff Lee Baca ac­know­ledged that the law­man had failed the Sher­iff’s De­part­ment but urged a judge not to over­look his 50 years of ser­vice to the com­munity and to take in­to ac­count his dia­gnos­is of early Alzheimer’s dis­ease.

Sources: U.S. District Court