- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff’s officials say two Indio officers have surrendered after a judge issued arrest warrants for them in a police misconduct case involving an alleged rough arrest.

The Desert Sun reports (https://desert.sn/1DuwJQN ) a felony arrest warrant was issued Monday for Officer Charles Holloway alleging assault under the color of authority. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

A misdemeanor warrant was issued for Officer Gerardo Martinez alleging being an accessory after the fact. His attorney declined to comment.

Both pleaded not guilty at their arraignments.

The case involves the September arrest of 24-year-old Ruben Joshua Martinez, who alleges he was beaten and stomped repeatedly while on the ground with his hands behind his back.

The newspaper says a criminal investigation was launched after a restaurant owner came forward with surveillance video of the incident.


Information from: The Desert Sun, https://www.mydesert.com/

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