INQUIRY IS ORDERED INTO INMATE DEATH.Byline: Troy Anderson Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is the five member governing board of Los Angeles County, California. Members of the board of supervisors are elected by district, the current members as of April 2006 are:
The autopsy listed the death of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. resident Ramon Gavira Camarillo, 44, a father of four, as an ``apparent hanging,'' but noted that he had suffered five broken ribs, a broken collar bone, broken upper and lower teeth, internal injuries and numerous bruises and cuts.
``He had only been in the county jail for three days,'' Los Angeles attorney Antonio Rodriguez said. ``The beatings had taken place over a period of those three days and the Sheriff's Department ruled that the case was a suicide because he had been found hanging and refused to investigate the beatings.
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Please help [ improve the article] or discuss these issues on the talk page. , brutally beaten and he is never referred for medical treatment. He even went to court the day he died. It's mind-boggling that no one ever detected his injuries.''
The call for the investigation follows the supervisors' request last week for Sheriff Lee Baca Leroy David Baca (b. May 27 1942, East Los Angeles, California) is the Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California.
After graduating from Benjamin Franklin High School (Los Angeles) in 1960, Baca worked his way through East Los Angeles College before starting with the L.A. to oversee multiple investigations into the April 20 slaying of inmate Raul Tinajero, 20, who allegedly was strangled stran·gle
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
a. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
b. by a fellow inmate after testifying against him in a murder case.
This week, the Daily News reported evidence suggesting that at least four other jail inmates were killed or injured in the past 18 months in retaliation for testimony against other inmates.
Camarillo's cell was located in a part of the jail for inmates in need of protective custody An arrangement whereby a person is safeguarded by law enforcement authorities in a location other than the person's home because his or her safety is seriously threatened. , Rodriguez said.
Supervisor Gloria Molina Gloria Molina is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and the current chairwoman of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Molina grew up as one of ten children in the Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera, California, U.S. said Camarillo's death was originally presented to the board as a suicide.
``I think it's very appropriate that we do some level of investigation. We need to know what is going on.''
Camarillo's wife, Patricia Reyes Gavira, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the county in October, alleging that her husband was severely beaten while in jail.
Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985