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Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers was appointed to his position by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca after Baca told Under-Sheriff Paul Tanaka that he had to go. Rogers divulges startling allegations against Tanaka by numerous fellow officers over the years, warning Baca that Tanaka “was a cancer in the Sheriff’s Department.” Rogers states that Baca revealed he had made a lot of mistakes and needed to trust Rogers, offering him the position of Assistant Sheriff to help Baca fix the department. Rogers said he searched his soul, but didn’t sell it, and that he had come to the conclusion that he needed to run against Baca because of Baca’s lack of oversight and failure to lead the department. Rogers said that while Baca backed him to run for Sheriff, he also backed two other individuals to run for the position. Rogers said he disagreed, and that one individual should have been chosen that could best lead the department.
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