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LA deputy charged with assaulting inmates

December 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
An L.A. County sheriff's deputy has been charged with assaulting inmates in Compton and L.A. in 2009 and 2010.

Jermaine W. Jackson, 35, was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts: two of assault likely to produce great bodily injury, two of assault under color of authority and two of false report by a police officer.

The first assault allegedly involved one inmate and occurred at the Compton Courthouse on Dec. 31, 2003.

Jackson is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. The suspect's arraignment date is pending.