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Four San Francisco sheriff’s deputies were placed on administrative leave and are currently under investigation after a public defender accused them of forcing Black and Latino inmates into “gladiator-style” fight clubs, CNN reports.
On Thursday, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate after the city’s public defender, Jeff Adachi, accused White deputies of coercing the inmates — all men of color — to fight each other or risk facing torture. The deputies reportedly placed bets on the brutal matches.
In one incident, an inmate identified as Ricardo Palikiko Garcia was forced to fight an inmate twice his size.
According to CNN:
Adachi interviewed the victims, who were being held at the Hall of Justice, including inmate Garcia. “Deputy’s betting against me and forcing me to fight and if I don’t fight, then he’s basically telling me that he was going to beat me up…
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