ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Alameda County sheriff's deputy beating victim Stanislav Petrov speaks out

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A man named Stanislav Petrov who was allegedly beaten by Alameda County sheriff's deputies is speaking out for the first time. ABC7 News reporter Melanie Woodrow has an exclusive look at what how the beating is affecting him financially. (KGO-TV)

A man named Stanislav Petrov who was allegedly beaten by Alameda County sheriff's deputies is speaking out for the first time. ABC7 News reporter Melanie Woodrow has an exclusive look at what he had to say about the incident.

Petrov appeared Wednesday at the San Francisco Superior Court on felony drug charges stemming from 2014.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office placed two deputies on leave in connection with the November beating and a third deputy on leave who allegedly bribed witnesses with the victim's gold chain.

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Petrov's attorneys said he was struck more than 40 times, causing multiple head lacerations and fractures in both his hands. "Horrible I can't do nothing. I'm a mechanic by trade so, I can't use my hand, I can't even text on a cellphone," Petrov said.

Perov's mother said her son is suffering considerably. "My son absolutely traumatized," Olga Perov said.

On Tuesday, Sheriff Greg Ahern said for now, deputies' body worn cameras will be activated at all times. "It's incumbent on me to make sure the culture of this agency is above reproach," Ahern said.
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The San Francisco Distict Attorney's Office is investigating the incident involving Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies SantaMaria and Weiber as well as a bribery allegation. That bribe allegedly came from a third deputy, Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Osborne, who is accused of giving Petrov's gold chain to a couple that witnessed the beating in order to silence them.

Since the November incident, ABC7 News has confirmed Petrov was arrested March 8 in connection with controlled substances and a firearm, but he was never charged.

Petrov told ABC7 News it wasn't him. "I don't know what you're talking about man," he said.

By email his attorney said: "Obviously, even if true, that would not affect the moral or legal equation of what happened on November 12."

Petrov's mother said she wants her son to get help. "His life is absolutely horrible. I want him to be officially treated," she said.

She said she would prefer to not specify for what conditions.
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