Deputies implicated in jail fights released from custody

Two current sheriff’s deputies and one former deputy who allegedly staged inmate fights at San Francisco County Jail last year surrendered to authorities Tuesday night and have since been released from custody, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The trio were charged Tuesday for allegedly pitting inmates against one another in what were called “sadistic” fights that were revealed by the Public Defender’s Office in March 2015.

Former sheriff’s deputy Scott Neu, who was charged with 17 felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with the alleged fights, has since bailed out on a $187,000 bond.

Deputy Eugene Jones faces five felony and misdemeanor charges, and also bailed out of jail on a $39,000 bond.

Deputy Clifford Chiba was cited and released on three misdemeanor counts.

The charges range from assault by an officer under color of authority to cruel and unusual punishment of prisoner.

The trio will appear in court next week for their arraignment.


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