A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison for supervising the backroom beating of a jail visitor who fellow guards testified was handcuffed on the ground and covered in blood.
U.S. District Judge George King ordered former Sgt. Eric Gonzalez taken into custody immediately.
Gonzalez, a 15-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, was found guilty of deprivation of civil rights, conspiracy to violate constitutional rights and falsification of records in the 2011 beating of Gabriel Carrillo. Four other deputies have been convicted in the case and await sentencing, while a fifth was indicted in the case last month. Nigeria take a clue.