Eric Gonzalez was once a sergeant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – now he is on his way to an eight year federal prison term.

Gonzalez was the supervisor on duty when he watched as Gabriel Carrillo was beaten by five other sheriff deputies in February 2011 at the Central Jail in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Judge George King ordered Gonzalez into custody immediately, saying, “You have abused your authority and corrupted the very system you were sworn to uphold.”

“It was a blatant crime, no different than one committed by any street criminal, except that it was worse because it was committed by a law enforcement officer,” the judge further said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Read more

Related Articles