OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Three Alameda County deputies and one former deputy have been arrested on Thursday for alleged mistreatment of inmates on the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, in accordance with authorities.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace issued the announcement Thursday, stating the workplaces Investigation Bureau arrested the three males and one lady after an investigation that started in January of this yr into alleged incidents at Santa Rita Jail that befell in the summertime and fall of 2016.
The allegations concerned claims that the sheriff’s deputies who labored at Santa Rita Jail facilitated and allowed an inmate to throw bodily fluids consisting of feces and urine onto different inmates housed in a most safety unit of the jail. After authorities decided the seriousness of the allegations, a felony investigation was launched by Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern and assigned to detectives on the Eden Township Substation in San Leandro.
The investigation targeted on a collection of incidents at Santa Rita Jail that occurred between the summer time and fall of 2016. Through the course of the investigation, in depth interviews have been carried out with over forty people together with Sheriff’s Workplace staff, Alameda County inmates, and inmates at numerous California state prisons.
In the course of the investigation, three of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace staff in query have been positioned on administrative depart, whereas one worker resigned. The investigation into the incidents led detectives to consider there was possible trigger to cost the 4 people for his or her legal exercise towards the inmates.
The findings have been introduced to the Alameda County Superior Courtroom and possible trigger arrest warrants have been issued for thee 4 suspects who have been arrested Thursday afternoon. The suspects are recognized as Sarah Krause, Justin Linn, Erik McDermott and Stephen Sarcos. Justin Linn and Erik McDermott have been arrested for intimidation of a witness and assault underneath the colour of authority; Sarah Krause and Stephen Sarcos have been arrested for assault underneath the colour of authority for a single incident in Fall 2016.
Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern stated within the launch that he was “deeply disturbed and saddened” by the alleged misconduct and felony conduct.
“We now have sought fees towards the 4 people they usually should now reply to those allegations,” stated Sheriff Ahern. “Though these allegations are egregious and surprising, the actions of those 4…