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February 20, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were indicted Wednesday on charges of violating the civil rights of a truck driver who was kicked and beaten by officers after he refused to move his rig during a 1987 confrontation. A federal grand jury indicted the veteran deputies on six counts of violating the civil rights of Coy Blaine Willbanks and submitting false evidence to justify their use of force against him during an incident outside a Whittier mini-mall.
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February 20, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were indicted Wednesday on charges of violating the civil rights of a truck driver who was kicked and beaten by officers after he refused to move his rig during a 1987 confrontation. A federal grand jury indicted the veteran deputies on six counts of violating the civil rights of Coy Blaine Willbanks and submitting false evidence to justify their use of force against him during an incident outside a Whittier mini-mall.
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March 10, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they violated the civil rights of a truck driver by beating him in a Whittier parking lot and falsifying reports on the 1987 incident. Deputies Sam Ferri, Joseph Lomonaco, Everett Maldonado and Bruce Prewett, all from the Norwalk station, entered their pleas in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles before being released on personal recognizance bonds. No trial date was set.
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September 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were acquitted Tuesday of federal charges that they violated the civil rights of a Missouri trucker in 1987 by beating him in the parking lot of a Whittier mini-mall. Deputies Sam Ferri and Everett Maldonado were acquitted on three counts each of using excessive force and conspiring to submit false evidence in order to justify the arrest and use of force against the trucker, Coy Blane Willbanks.
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October 20, 1988 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
A long-haul truck driver, who was pulled from his rig and beaten in a struggle with Norwalk station sheriff's deputies last year, has been awarded $150,000 by Los Angeles County. The award by the Board of Supervisors settles a lawsuit filed by a Missouri trucker who accused five deputies of kicking and beating him with clubs and flashlights in a mini-market parking lot in February, 1987.
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February 16, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are targets of a federal civil rights investigation into the 1987 beating and kicking of a truck driver who later received a $150,000 lawsuit settlement from the county, The Times has learned. Federal prosecutors and FBI agents have been questioning witnesses who say they saw deputies batter Coy Blane Willbanks with nightsticks and flashlights after his truck was found blocking parking spaces at a south Whittier mini-market.
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