- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inspector general finds new deputies who perform poorly during their first year are not being weeded out.

The report found that none of the 334 trainees who graduated from the sheriff’s academy in 2014 were dismissed for performance-related reasons during their yearlong probationary period working in the county jails.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/294XEhW ) that among those trainees was a deputy described by supervisors as not taking his position seriously and whose integrity was a major concern.

The report also said evaluations were mostly not done on time and deputies were promoted to regular status without meaningful performance assessment.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell responded to the report by acknowledging the performance evaluations were not detailed enough and promised to tighten standards.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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