SF Deputies Accused of Creating Jail Inmate Fight Club

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San Francisco sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on battles between county jail inmates, forcing one to train for the fights and telling them to lie if they needed medical attention, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Since the beginning of March at least four deputies at a county jail threatened inmates with violence or withheld food if they did not fight each other, gladiator-style, for the entertainment of the deputies, Public Defender Jeff Adachi said.

Adachi said the ringleader was Deputy Scott Neu, who was accused in 2006 of forcing inmates to perform sexual acts . . .

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