LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies convicted in the beating of a handcuffed jail visitor and an attempt to cover it up have been sentenced to prison.
Deputy Sussie Ayala received a six-year sentence on Monday. Deputy Fernando Luviano was sentenced to seven years.
City News Service says both were taken into custody to immediately begin serving their sentences.
Ayala and Luviana were found guilty in June of deprivation of civil rights and falsification of records in the 2011 beating of Gabriel Carrillo.
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The case stems from a federal investigation of civil rights abuses and corruption at the nation’s largest sheriff’s department.
Nearly two-dozen members of the department, including the former second-in-command, have been charged with crimes ranging from beatings to obstruction of justice.