In 99.9% of instances, America’s cops are doing everything they can to protect all of us, but once a bad cop can slip into the mix.
In San Francisco, two sheriff’s deputies have been charged with organizing an inmate fight club.
From Fox News:
Two Northern California sheriff’s deputies and a former colleague were charged Tuesday with involvement in setting up jail inmates fights to gamble on them.
Former San Francisco Sheriff’s deputy Scott Neu was charged with eight felonies and nine misdemeanors, including assault by an officer and criminal threats. Deputy Eugene Jones, 45, was charged with two felony counts of assault by an officer and three related misdemeanor counts.
Deputy Clifford Chiba faces three misdemeanor counts of cruel and unusual punishment of an inmate and failing to report the alleged fights.
Neu, 42, is the alleged ringleader and is charged with threatening to mace, cuff, Tase or beat two inmates if they refused to fight on March 5, 2015. The two inmates were also alleged to have been forced to fight the following day as well. Chiba, 33, is accused of offering the smaller of the two inmates advice on how to perform better before the second fight. Jones helped Neu organize the second fight, according to the charges filed in state court Tuesday.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said the three suspects are expected to turn themselves in over the next two days.
Gascon said the three suspects showed “grossly inhumane treatment” toward the two inmates, one of whom he said suffered an injured rib.
Here’s a video report on the two deputies being charged:
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