- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two San Francisco Bay Area sheriff’s deputies charged with felonies for the beating of a suspected car thief in an incident captured on surveillance video and circulated widely online are out on bail.

KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/27gyQaJ) Thursday that deputies Luis Santamaria and Paul Wieber, who have been placed on administrative leave, are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced Tuesday that Alameda County sheriff’s the deputies were each charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault under color of authority and battery.

Santamaria’s attorney, Michael Rains, said the two deputies surrendered at the Hayward Police Department on Wednesday. He said they are somber and sad but know they have to face up to the charges. Wieber is being represented by attorney William Rapoport, who was not immediately available for comment Thursday.


Information from: KNTV-TV.



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