6 convicted for roles in sheriff's office scandal

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Los Angeles — Six current and former members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were found guilty Tuesday of obstruction of justice and other charges for their part in an alleged scheme to stymie a federal grand jury investigation into civil rights abuses and corruption in the county's jails.

The verdicts come after a different jury failed to reach a verdict in May on whether a seventh deputy was guilty of obstruction on similar allegations.