Kevin Gerster, Inmate-Beating Former MCSO Detention Officer, Gets Jail Time *VIDEO*

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Former MCSO Detention Officer Kevin Gerster is now MCSO inmate Kevin Gerster.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer Kevin Gerster is heading back to jail -- only this time as an inmate.

Gerster initially was charged with five counts of aggravated assault for beating up inmates on at least two separate occasions (see the video below), and two counts of computer tampering for allegedly using a jail database to get the home address of a former inmate. He gave the address to a friend, Dennis McCarty, who then used the information to find the former inmate and assault him because he was dating McCarty's estranged wife.

This morning, Gerster pleaded guilty to reduced charges -- two counts of aggravated assault and one count of unauthorized access of criminal records.

For one of the assault charges, Gerster was sentenced to one year in county jail and two years probation. For the other assault, he was sentenced to six months in jail and two years probation. He was hit with a year of probation for the unauthorized access to criminal records.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Gerster, as you may recall, had the starring role in a MCSO jail-security video as he stomped the neck of an inmate after he was slammed face-first into a metal table.

In another instance, he punched a different inmate in the face while the jailbird was heavily medicated and in a four-point restraint.

The Sheriff's Office tells New Times it's in the process of putting together a written statement about Gerster's conviction. Check back for updates.

Meantime, watch some video of Gerster beating on inmates below. .


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Restitutiontouscitizensfirst
Restitutiontouscitizensfirst

"For police and the military, there is the oath:

Arrest rich every rich criminal before you go after poor ones.  If your department, as do most, I have some experience with this, protects powerful criminals, go to the press and keep going.  Do it in secret, steal every document or file you can, tell everything.Set up groups within your own commands that respect the constitution and your oaths.  No more thuggery for banks, no gun seizures, no more harassing low level drug dealers while watching your bosses play golf with the local drug cartel bosses.If in the military, never allow the use of the words, “terrorism” or “Al Qaeda” to be used without pointing out these are wild conspiracy theories.  You have nothing to lose, the military was going to declare you unfit anyway and throw you out without benefits.  They have done this with 26,000 already while denying benefits to 1 million, 500,000 of them those you probably served with."http://www.veteranstoday.com/2... for those of you who work with other governmental organizations or sub-contractors thereof - no more covering up the crimes!

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

All Illegal aliens should be allowed by Obwama to apply for work permits but only while they are outside the United States in their home countries.   This type of program (guest workers) has worked very well for many years in economically successful places such as Switzerland, Singapore to name a few. Once their work visa expires they must immediately leave the country. If the females become prgnant, they are immediately returned to their home country. commit any violation of ANY law (even "J" walking)  and they are deported. If they attempt to re-enter the US illegaly, they are automatically placed on a list of permanently banned from entry into the US. Are you with us?Just enforce the Immigration Laws and treat all people who want to enter the US fairly. Don't show preference to those that entered illegally. Justice for all?

adam
adam

If some loser was fighting and spitting on me I beat his ass too.  Both inmates were "behavioral problems" sent to psych (meaning they were resisting, fighting and judging by the spit hood spitting as well, which is very common in jails and prisons).  In a perfect world we'd all crap twinkies and fart rainbows, but its not and until you have to deal with the biggest idiots our society has to offer on a daily basis you don't know how you would react in the same situation.  Cleary James King has too.  "...Stomped the neck."  Really James?  Did you do any research about what lead to the assaults?  A simple search would have told you they were chronic behavioral problems sent to the psych ward because they were resisting, fighting and spitting on officers.  Where is that video?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

This guy for what's coming to him. There is no justification for his actions. We are better than that!

Reconsider your approach if you desire a career in law enforcement.

Coz
Coz

I hope they put his ass in general population.

Coz
Coz

A year and a half for this, amazing. had it been a normal person they'd be in prison for the next 25 years, never mind the fact that this scumbag did it all wearing a badge.

Fucking Arizona, there's no real justice in this rat hole.

Guzzo
Guzzo

Just to clarify - the sentences run "concurrently", not "consecutively", so he'll actually only be serving a one-year sentence (or less). He'll also be serving that sentence in the "county" jail, a place where he previously worked and may still have friends to watch out for him, not the "State prison".

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You received a favorable outcome to the felony you committed after attemptin to kill an individual with a pistol.

Coz
Coz

If I attempted to kill anyone, he would be dead. You need to get a clue you fucking moron.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You gonna shoot at me too lil Jimmy? To think your lil story started with you worshipping arpaios every move and then getting rebuffed when asking to become QAP because of your criminal background.

Oh the irony

Coz
Coz

 Whatever...you're a total fucking moron Bobby.

Pity air has to be wasted on an imbecile like you.

Coz
Coz

Once again Moron, I didn't testify.

But if you had a clue of what you keep blowing out of you're ass, you'd know that. You'd also know what her name was.

The simple fact is you're clueless moron that doesn't know shit other than run your mouth and show your total ignorance. 

Have someone read it to you since it's obvious you can't read at all.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com...

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Obviously that isn't true. What was that little girls name you were dating? You know, the one that you perjured your testimony about?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

That's because the worst criminals work in the "Justice?" system.

Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer
Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer

Horrific human rights torture towards inmates in unacceptable in a civil society. It's a question of who will be removed first MCSO arpaio or LA County Sheriff Baca.."ACLU Report Alleges Deputy Brutality in LA County Jails | NBC Los Angeleshttp://www.nbclosangeles.com/n...

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

Inmates in county jail are detainees, those awaiting trial, which could be anyone pulled in on a DUI from a fun evening at your local restaurant. Warning to all those unsuspecting tourists who will come to Arizona for the Super Bowl. The way the state operates with its upcoming 5,000-6,500 private prison beds, they'll have a host of "customers" for their "prison state". If you think all this is not about you... think again.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

As recently as five years ago this would have been white washed by MCSO, the videos altered or destroyed, and Gerster would have been promoted to sergeant immediately and transferred to a different job, likely conducting sex assault investigations at El Mirage.

His timing was very bad. The shurf needed a fall guy at the time. Someone he could point at and say, "we clean up our bad apples", etc.

In a corrupt agency it's very likely that those like Gerster are just one of many.

With the MCSO shurf still at the helm the cancer is still at the agency, trickling down and infecting those who want it to be a professional agency...

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

This case is several years old as evident by the sentencing of the guilty party. The Sheriffs Office had no control of the timing of the sentencing hearing, as that responsibility lies in the hands o the judicial system. See, an investigation has to be completed and charges have to be submitted to the Attorneys Office prior to any court proceedings beginning. Although it is a right of the defendant to a speedy trial, (Typically meaning 90 days from indictment) that right is generally waived by the defense and the court proceedings could last years.

This guy was arrested several years ago by the Sherriffs Office he worked for, making your comment a fabrication that ignores facts.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

He was arrested November 2010. Arpaio must have incredible foresight to manipulate this conviction where it takes heat off him immediately after his appearance in Thomas' hearing.

wtf
wtf

where are the videos? can't see them

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Written statement---While we would like to provide the public with the details of this case....We  Can't Remember Them.

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