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Antelope Valley ordered to pay $12.5 million in racial bias case

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca in 2010.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca in 2010.

The federal government has demanded that L.A. County and two Antelope Valley cities pay $12.5 million to victims of racial harassment. The order came following last week's accusations by the US Department of Justice that LA County Sheriff's deputies were abusing their authority.

The federal government has demanded that L.A. County and two Antelope Valley cities pay $12.5 million to victims of racial harassment. The order came following last week's accusations by the US Department of Justice that LA County Sheriff's deputies were abusing their authority.

Specifically, the deputies were discriminating and harassing African Americans who lived in subsidized, low-income housing known as Section 8.

Richard Winton, who has been reporting on this for the Los Angeles Times, joins the show with more. 

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