A former rookie Oakland police officer testified today that a group of renegade officers known as the
“Riders” pressured him to quit after he disapproved of their practices.
Keith Batt was on the stand for more than two hours describing how the officers
beat suspects and planted evidence.
Chuck Mabanag, Jude Siapno and Matthew Hornung face more than 60 misdemeanor and felony charges. A
fourth officer has fled the city.
They´re in the middle of a preliminary hearing to determine if there´s enough evidence to warrant a trial. Batt reported
the officers to internal affairs when they pressured him to quit.