Los Angeles County deputy says he was forced to beat mentally ill inmate

By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – October 7, 2011 A Los Angeles County sheriff’s rookie who graduated at the top of his recruit class resigned after only a few weeks on the job, alleging that a supervisor made him beat up a mentally ill jail inmate, according to interviews and law enforcement records. The deputy, Joshua Sather, said that shortly before the inmate’s beating his supervisor said, “We’re gonna go in and teach this guy a lesson,” according to the records. The attack, Sather said, was then covered up. Law enforcement records reveal that the incident caused tensions in the Sheriff’s Department. Sather’s uncle, a veteran sheriff’s detective, angrily…[For full story: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-honor-recruit-20111007,0,2856002.story ]

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Los Angeles County deputy says he was forced to beat mentally ill inmate