FBI to probe alleged gladiator-style inmate fights, S.F. County sheriff says

By Veronica Rocha | LA Times
March 13, 2015

prison inmate fighting FBI investigateThe FBI will investigate allegations that deputies forced inmates to perform gladiator-style fights for gambling and entertainment purposes, the San Francisco County sheriff said.

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has also requested independent investigations from California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the U.S. Attorney’s office.

“Call it a preemptive strike or call it preventive medicine, but understand my request to the Department of Justice and the FBI underscores my administration determination to make sure no persons or clique deter or derail our pursuit and implementation of robust, endurable reforms, especially as it concerns our attempt and our efforts to enhance transparency and accountability,” he said Friday.

He expects an administrative investigation into the allegations to be completed in two weeks; then he will decide what steps to take next.

The four deputies involved in the alleged fight operation have been placed on administrative leave, he said.

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fbi-gladiator-inmate-fighting-20150410-story.html

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