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California Man Beaten By Sheriff’s Deputies Arrested In FBI Raid

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A California man who was beaten back in November by deputies with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department was arrested on Friday afternoon in San Francisco after local law enforcement and the FBI raided a home that he was in at the time.

The home, which is located on Teddy Avenue, was raided at approximately 3:00 p.m. by law enforcement officers serving a warrant, an FBI spokesman indicated.

Among those arrested, of which there may have been four in total, was the man who was beaten by sheriff’s deputies back in November. The man, 29-year-old Stanislav Petrov, was taken into custody but as the complaint against him remains sealed, his charges are unknown at this time.

KGO-TV reports that formal charges are expected to be announced by the FBI on Monday.

According to San Francisco cops who were on scene at the time of the raid, the FBI raid came as a result of a shooting which took place in front of the house at approximately 2:00 a.m., SFGate reported.

A 27-year-old man whose name has not been released was shot multiple times before being driven to the hospital by his friends. His injuries were deemed life-threatening.

As a result of his beating back in November, two deputies with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department were placed on paid leave. Video of the incident, which shows the deputies beating Petrov with fists as well as batons, was widely circulated as it went viral following its release.

Prior to the beating he sustained at the hands of local law enforcement, Petrov allegedly stole a vehicle and was spotted by deputies who chased him as he fled from Castro Valley to San Francisco.

According to police reports, the deputies indicated that they believed Petrov was possibly armed, dangerous and on drugs. Their reports indicated that he had rammed two cops cruisers during his attempt to evade law enforcement officers.

Civil rights attorney Michael Haddad filed a claim against the county Tuesday on Petrov’s behalf. The claim alleges that the two deputies seen beating Petrov in the widely circulated video used excessive force and a third deputy who was not involved in the beating stole cash, a gold chain and a medallion and used it to buy the silence of a homeless person who had witnessed the event.

Just days before the recent FBI raid that saw Petrov and possibly three others taken into custody, lawyers representing Petrov were quoted by Fox News as having said that the beating marks the “worst law enforcement beating we’ve seen on video since Rodney King.”

Prentiss Danner, a spokesman for the FBI, told KTVU-TV that the suspect is now facing federal charges. The station’s sources indicated that the charges stem from drugs and guns.

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