Attorneys defending 2 Alameda Co. deputies in Petrov case speak out

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Stanislaus Petrov is seen in this undated image.
Stanislaus Petrov is seen in this undated image.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- For the first time, we're hearing from the attorneys defending two Alameda County Sheriff's deputies accused of beating a Stanislav Petrov.

Several charges have been filed against deputies Luis Santamaria and Paul Wieber.

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The case centers around surveillance video, which shows the deputies repeatedly hitting Petrov in San Francisco's Mission District, following a car chase.

The defense wants to know why the district attorney hasn't filed charges against Petrov.

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"If two police officers are assaulted with a deadly weapon and they have this chase, and you have this guy, who is a career criminal, why not file? It's your county, it's your citizens," asked Bill Rapoport, one of the Defense attorneys.

The defense says the surveillance video is a key piece of evidence and will help them prove their clients' innocence.

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