Karyn Sinunu, Assistant District Attorney

Lane Liroff, Deputy District Attorney
(408) 792-2626      For release on March 12, 2004     DISTRICT ATTORNEY FILES CHARGES AGAINST YUBA COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES   The Santa Clara County District Attorney filed a misdemeanor false imprisonment charge against three Yuba County Sheriff deputies arising out of a hazing incident that occurred on September 24, 2003 in Morgan Hill, California.   Sgt. Allen Garza, Deputies Bobby Cooper and Josh Jellsey were each charged with misdemeanor false imprisonment. Members of the Yuba County SWAT team attended a competition in Santa Clara County and spent the night at a Morgan Hill hotel where the accused deputies jumped the newest member of their team. While the victim’s arms were held behind him, deputies tried to tie him with duct tape. The victim suffered a partially torn rotator cuff during the incident.   ###

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