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After jury deadlocks, L.A. County sheriff's deputies to be retried on jail beating charge

After jury deadlocks, L.A. County sheriff's deputies to be retried on jail beating charge

Federal prosecutors will retry two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after jurors deadlocked earlier this week on whether the pair used excessive force against a handcuffed jail inmate.

The eight-day trial of Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez concluded Tuesday with a mixed verdict. Jurors acquitted the men of conspiring to violate the inmate's civil rights and convicted them of writing false reports about the February 2009 incident. Jurors, however, failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether the force they used was justified. Ten of the 12 jurors were in favor of convicting the deputies on the charge. 

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