Orange County Undersheriff John Scott was officially sworn in as Los Angeles County Interim Sheriff, following today’s retirement of Sheriff Leroy Baca. I would like to thank Sheriff Baca for his 48 years of public service and his commitment to keeping the communities and citizens of Los Angeles County safe. Right to the end, he has been steadfast in his commitment to the department. I wish his family and him all the best in his retirement.
I am also very pleased to welcome John Scott as our interim sheriff. I look forward to working with John to aggressively implement the recommendations of the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence, while overseeing the thousands of men and women of our Sheriff’s department who put their lives on the line every day to keep our streets safe. We have a lot of work to do and I look forward to John jumping right in and being focused on reform over the next 10 months before a newly elected Sheriff takes over the department.