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L.A. County to supervise MTA guards

August 8, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will now be responsible for supervising transit security guards.The MTA revamped its policy following allegations some guards improperly detained or struck commuters.

One surveillance video shows a guard putting an intoxicated man in a chokehold. The officer was convicted on three misdemeanor counts.

Investigators looked into at least 11 claims of passenger mistreatment over the past two years.

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