A San Bernardino County jury convicted a sheriff’s deputy of assault for his role in the televised beating of a man in the high desert.
Jurors found Charles Foster guilty of assault under the color of authority by a public officer, a charge that carries up to three years in county jail.
Heather N. Phillips, who represented Foster during trial, said the deputy’s family was “devastated” by the verdict.
“Obviously we are disappointed. This was not what we were hoping for, and not what we expected,” Phillips said.
Clearly they expected the Police State to let the hideously brutal Foster off the hook. The jury knew better.
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