Sheriff Baca still has political friends

Last night in the LA Observed segment on KCRW, we talked about a bit about how all the news revelations about the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department might play out (or not) when Sheriff Lee Baca stands for reelection next year. Imagine the message that will be sent if Baca cruises to a new term like every other time — but it's hard to unseat a sitting sheriff with all of his arrangements, deals and incumbent's advantages. Witness this: Next Monday night, a fundraiser for Baca will be co-hosted by former Democratic governor Gray Davis, former City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and high-profile defense lawyer Mark Geragos. The $1,500-per-ticket reception is being held at Engine Co. 28, the Downtown eatery that has been the venue for many fundraisers. Doesn't look like Baca is hurting for friends.


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