- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s captain whose job was to root out misconduct has agreed to plead guilty in a sweeping corruption case.

City News Service says court documents filed Thursday indicate that William Carey will acknowledge he lied on the witness stand while testifying in the trial of a former deputy.

He’s agreed to cooperate with an ongoing Justice Department investigation in return for a reduced sentence. Charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice will be dismissed.

Carey headed the sheriff’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau. Federal prosecutors allege that he and former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka tried to block an FBI probe into alleged abuse of county jail inmates.

Overall, some two dozen department members have been charged with various crimes and about a half-dozen have been convicted.

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