Suspect in controversial arrest to stand trial in domestic violence case
Mary McKenzie , Jermaine Ong
12:45 PM, Jun 12, 2018
12:57 PM, Jun 12, 2018
VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A man whose arrest by San Diego County sheriff’s deputies sparked controversy was ordered to stand trial Tuesday in a domestic violence case.
Gerardo Martinez Jr. and his father were arrested in early May after deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at a Vista home. Martinez Jr. was armed with a knife, according to deputies. Martinez Jr.’s ex-girlfriend had called 911 to report that he had become violent.
Five deputies took father and son into custody, but family members said the deputies used excessive force during the arrest. The family said both men were compliant and already in handcuffs.