LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Several employees with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department were ordered Monday to stand trial for allegedly beating jail inmates at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

Deputy Jermaine W. Jackson, 36, is accused of assaulting three inmates — Cesar Campana, Derek Griscavage and Jonathan Murray — in separate incidents between 2009 and 2011. The former member of the force has been charged with three counts each of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, assault by a public officer and filing a false report.

Former sheriff’s deputy Karin Ann Cring, 32, is charged with filing a false report to cover up the Christmas Day 2010 beating of Griscavage.

Custody assistant Jayson Ellis, 26, is charged with one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury in the attack on Griscavage.

All three pleaded not guilty to the charges, which came after an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s Department, and are due back in court on June 3 for arraignment.

At least 20 other deputies or former deputies have been indicted in federal court on civil rights or corruption offenses. Many are alleged to have been involved in assaults or covering up assaults in the jails.

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