Competency hearing sought for former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca

Competency hearing sought for former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca

Los Angeles Times | August 24, 2016 | 7:52 PM

Prosecutors in the case against former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca have asked a federal judge to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.

The request for a finding on Baca’s competency came late Wednesday, after a morning court hearing during which Baca’s attorney made the latest in a series of comments meant to cast doubt on the mental acuity of Baca, who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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