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Jails' overuse of pepper spray cited : Officers have used the tool too frequently on juveniles in custody, a county review finds.

Feb 05, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Officers engaged in inappropriate and avoidable uses of pepper spray to subdue detainees in Los Angeles County juvenile detention facilities in recent years, sometimes violating their own rules mandating its use as a last resort, according to a report issued Monday.

The review by the Los Angeles County Office of Inspector General found that the Probation Department has inadequate training, supervision and accountability systems that contribute to an overreliance on the spray, which is desi...