May 30, 2017

California sheriffs didn't know they had to tell the truth

OC Weekly - Afraid of being charged with criminal offenses, two Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies refused to answers questions under oath Thursday about their roles in the ongoing jailhouse informant scandal.

Special Handling Unit deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who committed perjury in 2014 and 2015 People v. Scott Dekraai proceedings, each took the witness stand only to quickly invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens claims the veteran officers were unaware they were required to testify honestly during prior court appearances for the death penalty case marred by astonishing degrees of government cheating.

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