Two former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were sentenced to federal prison Monday for their roles in the beating of a handcuffed jail visitor and a scheme to cover up the assault.
In successive hearings held in his downtown courtroom, U.S. District Judge George H. King rejected last-ditch requests for leniency from lawyers for Sussie Ayala and Fernando Luviano. The judge gave Ayala a six-year sentence, and Luviano received seven years.”
Don Bartletti, “L.A. County sheriff’s deputies sentenced to prison for beating of jail visitor”, November 30, 2015, Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sheriff-deputies-abuse-jail-visitor-20151130-story.html?utm_source=hootsuite