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DEVELOPING STORY: 16 Deputies ARRESTED

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials have filed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
    
The documents were unsealed Monday and the charges announced at a press conference, after 16 of 18 defendants were arrested earlier in the day. They're expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
    
Four grand jury indictments and a criminal complaint allege unjustified beatings of jail inmates and visitors at downtown Los Angeles jail facilities, unjustified detentions and a conspiracy to obstruct a federal investigation into misconduct at the Men's Central Jail.

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