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August 22, 2013: Two Charged with Filing False Police Report

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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A former Sheriff’s deputy and a custody assistant have been charged with filing a false report allegedly to cover up another deputy’s assault on an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, the District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Karin Ann Cring, 31 (dob 4-21-82), and Jayson Daniel Ellis, 25 (dob 11-06-87), are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 21 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30. The two were released on $20,000 bail each after they were arrested Wednesday, said Deputy District Attorney Fernando Guzman with the Justice System Integrity Division.

Cring, who earlier resigned as a sheriff’s deputy, and Ellis are charged with filing a false report on Dec. 25, 2010. The pair allegedly falsely supported statements by Deputy Jermaine Jackson in a use of force incident at Twin Towers. The deputies allegedly concocted a story that the inmate was seen passing contraband to justify a search that turned into an assault on the inmate.

Cring and Ellis are charged in case BA415288 one count each of felony filing a false report, face up to three years each in county jail if convicted.

Jackson was charged in December in case BA405690 with multiple felony counts, including two counts of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and two counts of filing a false police report. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and returns to court on Sept. 23 in Department 30, Foltz Criminal Justice Center, to set a date for his preliminary hearing.

The case was investigated by the Sheriff’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.