Custody Deputy Arrests

On February 17, 2017, Correctional Deputy Leonel Groba was arrested by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Detectives for a violation of California Penal Code section 149, Battery Under Color of Authority. On August 18, 2016, Groba allegedly struck an inmate in the face without justification. Due to the nature of the allegations, Groba was immediately placed on administrative leave following the incident. The case was presented to the Santa Clara County District Attorney and an arrest warrant was issued for Groba. Groba turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office, and after being booked into the Main Jail was released upon posting bail.

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