Surgeryfor Man Beaten by Alameda County Cops, May Have Permanent Disabilities


Two Alameda County sheriff's deputies beating Stanislav Petrov. (photo: Reuters)
Two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies beating Stanislav Petrov. (photo: Reuters)

 

Alex Emslie | KQED News | Reader Supported News | November 19, 2015

man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies in a San Francisco alley was scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair extensive — and perhaps permanently disabling — injuries to his arms and hands.

The operation at San Francisco General would be taking place amid indications that federal law enforcement authorities may join the investigation into the incident.

Two deputies, still unidentified, were captured on motion-activated security camera video around 2 a.m. last Thursday chasing dsbdown a Mission District side street — the end of a high-speed chase that originated in San Leandro.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says the deputies chased Petrov, who was allegedly driving a car that had been reported stolen, across the Bay Bridge at speeds up to 100 mph.

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