Report: Sheriff Lee Baca ordered detectives to help political supporter

This from the Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca directed detectives to launch a criminal investigation against a tenant of one of his well-connected supporters and contributors, a report published Sunday said.

The department’s investigation, prompted by a handwritten note from Baca, targeted a man in a Beverly Hills rental dispute with Ezat Delijani, a longtime Baca donor.

The sheriff sent the note with his request to his chief of detectives, who gave it a special “rush” status normally reserved for serious crimes, the published report indicated.

The note, written on a printed e-mail from Delijani’s son, read: “Chief Miller-This case involves a ‘lease forgery.’ Could you have our people investigate this.”

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