Alleged Inmate Abuse Leads to Arrest of Four Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies

Three current deputies and one former deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department have been arrested for alleged mistreatment of inmates at the Santa Rita jail in Dublin. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed the arrests Thursday following a thorough investigation that included interviews with more than 40 individuals.

The details of this case are horrendous. Among other things, the deputies are accused of helping an inmate throw feces and urine onto other inmates. Two of them also stand accused of witness intimidation and assault under the color of authority.

Sheriff Gregory Ahern said he was "deeply disturbed and saddened" by the allegations, but that he was proud of the department employees and inmates who came forward to expose the abuse.

You can read more about the criminal charges here