Two Alameda County Sheriff's deputies recorded beating a suspect with batons in November in a San Francisco alley were identified Thursday.
Luis Santamaria and Paul Weiber were identified as the two deputies captured on surveillance tape beating San Leandro resident Stanislav Petrov in a San Francisco alley on Nov. 10, according to a public records request filed by Grasswire.
Authorities said Petrov drove 100 mph while leading deputies on a 40-mile pursuit in a stolen Mercedes. He was wanted on multiple felony warrants.
Santamaria and Weiber were placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 16 after the video surfaced.
The deputies were seen chasing Petrov, tackling him and both beating him repeatedly on his shoulders, back and possibly his head. The video shows at least 30 blows between the two deputies, some after the suspect attempted to crawl into a fetal position. Petrov stopped running seconds into the video.
A member of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office released the 13-minute, 1-second video and posted it to YouTube. The video had been viewed 289,568 times as of 10 p.m. Thursday.
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