Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Jermaine Jackson charged with assaulting inmates, falsifying reports

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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy  was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting inmates and then falsifying the police reports.

The department says 35-year-old Jermaine Jackson has worked for five years in downtown L.A.'s Twin Towers jail, where alleged assaults took place. He is charged with four felony counts of assault and two misdemeanor counts of falsifying police reports.

The arrest stems from an internal investigation but comes amid a larger FBI probe of the L.A. County jail system after dozens of abuse allegations were made public by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The department said Jackson assaulted inmates on two different occasions with his feet, which are considered a deadly weapon. He is being held on $100,000 bail, and is on unpaid leave.