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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Statement of United States Attorney for the Central District of California after today’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the consolidated Los Angeles County Sheriff’s cases

LOS ANGELES – Today United States Attorney for the Central District of California Eileen M. Decker issued the following statement regarding the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the consolidated Los Angeles County Sheriff’s cases: 

“The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' categorical rejection of the arguments raised by the seven former members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department speaks volumes. Although the actions of these seven defendants tarnished the department they claimed to serve, we recognize that their criminal actions are not reflective of the conduct of the entire Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the vast majority of whom serve our community with integrity and honor every day.”

Updated August 5, 2016