ALAMEDA CO, Calif. (KTVU) - Parts of the report on a controversial and severe beating of a suspect by Alameda County Sheriffs' deputies in San Francisco were mistakenly released as part of a records request according to the Alameda County Sheriffs Department.
According to the documents, 11 deputies and two sergeants did not turn on body cameras during the incident. The documents add, one deputy turned on dashcam video. It's unclear if the dashcam video captured the beating of the suspect, Stanislav Petrov. These documents have never-before-seen narratives from the deputies who were involved in the encounter.
The incident occurred November 12, 2015 when a pursuit began in unincorporated San Leandro around 1:30 a.m. The video we've been showing you so far is from a surveillance camera.
Deputies had been patrolling a hotel parking lot in the 17200 block of Foothill Boulevard when they spotted a stolen 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan, according to Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly.
When the deputies approached the vehicle, the suspect, later identified as Petrov, started the car and ignored orders to stop.
He allegedly rammed two patrol cars, injuring one deputy and disabling his patrol vehicle, Kelly said.
Petrov then led deputies on a chase on Interstate Highway 580 into Oakland and then west toward San Francisco, crossing the Bay Bridge at speeds of more than 100 mph, Kelly said.
Petrov exited the freeway in San Francisco, struck a parked car on a city street and left the scene on foot before he was captured, according to Kelly.
In the documents, one of the deputies seen in the video, deputy Santamaria, said he saw Petrov's hand going to his waistband and he feared that Petrov was going to attack the other deputy, deputy Wieber.
Santamaria said he used his baton to "gain compliance" of Petrov, but he said it wasn't working well, "The minimal effect that my baton strikes had on Petrov caused me to believe that he was possibly under the influence of a controlled substance... I was beginning to lose my grip on the baton and Petrov was still not handcuffed. After the encounter, I was exhausted and dizzy, I felt as if I was gong to vomit from overexerting myself during the struggle with Petrov."
The other deputy, deputy Wieber also said he was "physically exhausted" and dizzy after the encounter, and that he was "relieved when I saw responding deputies grab hold of Petrov because I was extremely fatigued."
Other deputies who responded to the scene to help Santamaria and Wieber described it as "chaotic."
One deputy said that Petrov was lying on the ground when he arrived at the scene and Petrov was spitting blood. He adds, "I decided I could not use my hands or my upper body to prevent him from spitting blood because I did not want to get my face close enough to get blood spat on. In order to prevent blood contamination, I placed my right foot on Petrov's left shoulder blade in an attempt to prevent him from spitting blood up towards me."
Petrov was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was treated for injuries.
When deputies searched the Mercedes-Benz that Petrov had been driving, they found a loaded gun and drugs for sale, Kelly said.
Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods said Petrov suffered "multiple injuries to his head, arms and hands."
He said the video "shows the deputies repeatedly hitting Petrov with their fists and batons after a brief foot pursuit."
Woods said Petrov appeared to surrender before being tackled by one of the deputies.
According to the leaked documents, two deputies involved in the beating said they felt threatened and thought Petrov was going to pull out a weapon.
Charges have not yet been filed.