Joel Rubin with the Los Angeles Times writes, Los Angeles federal jury on Monday found two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies guilty of beating an inmate and falsifying reports to cover up the attack, the latest in a series of convictions connected to the county’s jail abuse scandal.

Bryan Brunsting, 31, and Jason Branum, 35, were each convicted of three charges in connection with the March 10, 2010, incident, including conspiracy to violate the inmate’s civil rights, depriving him of his civil rights under color of authority and falsifying records.

The case revolved around allegations made by a former recruit who said he was only days on the job at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility when he was summoned by his training officer, Brunsting, and told that the inmate had left his cell without permission and mouthed off to jail staff.

“We’re going to teach him a lesson,” Sather recalled Brunsting telling him.

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