Civil rights investigation into Riverside County Sheriff’s Office launched

Amid allegations relating to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office jail conditions, excessive force and other misconduct concerns, state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Feb. 23 that he is opening a civil rights investigation into the agency to determine if it has engaged in unconstitutional policing.The probe will be aimed at identifying any possible practices violating state or federal law, according to the state Department of Justice.“When some communities don’t see or feel they are being treated equitably by law enforcement, it contributes to distrust and hurts public safety,” Attorney General Bonta said in a statement. “Unfortunately, it is clear that — amid concerning levels of in-custody deaths and allegations of misconduct — too many families and commun
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