California officers accused of 'sadistic and terrorizing acts' against prisoners

California officers accused of 'sadistic and terrorizing acts' against prisonersFour sheriff’s deputies have been arrested amid allegations they committed ‘terrorizing’ acts against prisoners. Four California sheriff’s deputies have been accused of “sadistic and terrorizing acts” against inmates, including encouraging prisoners to throw urine and feces at each other, laughing at an assault victim seeking help, strangling an inmate into unconsciousness and intimidating witnesses. The felony assault charges against four Alameda County deputies, accused of victimizing eight prisoners, have provided a window into the violent abuse and misconduct that prisoners’ rights activists say is still commonplace in some jails across the country, including in progressive regions that have pledged reforms.



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