Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca told the LA Board of Supervisors that additional cameras will be installed in Los Angeles County jails following allegations of inmate abuse and misconduct by jail staff.
300 cameras in total were purchased according to Baca. KFI News has reported that the cameras will be installed over the course of the next five months at a cost of approximately $484,000. This is in addition to the $308,000 spent to acquire the equipment.
A commission has been convened by the Board of Supervisors which is scheduled to report findings first quarter 2012.