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Alameda County deputies sentenced for abusing inmates

California Unemployment Fraud
Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 14:24:07-04

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two former Alameda County sheriff’s deputies have been sentenced to prison for abusing jail inmates by, among other things, telling other prisoners to throw urine and feces on them.

Justin Linn and Erik McDermott were sentenced to four years and four months in California prison. They pleaded guilty earlier this year to assault by a public officer and dissuading a witness by threat or force.

Prosecutors say that while the men worked at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in 2016 and 2017, they got two inmates to throw bodily fluids on at least five other inmates for the deputies’ entertainment.