The trial against former Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah continues
KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. - The trial against former Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah continues, he's facing nine misdemeanor charges.
Today, the man who says Skrah strangled him took the stand, along with two witnesses, saying they saw Skrah choking Kenneth Bragg.
The witnesses say didn't come forward at the time because they were afraid of retaliation.
Kenneth Bragg says the incident occurred in February of 2015. He says he was getting arrested when former Klamath Country Sheriff Frank Skrah choked him.
"Mr. Skrah came up to me, he used his left hand in front of my throat and his right hand on the back of my throat and squeezed down till I couldn't breathe for about 8 to 10 seconds, " Bragg said.
Former Sheriff's Deputy Ruben Jenkins saw everything happen but was new to law enforcement at the time and says he felt uncomfortable reporting the incident because it was against his boss.
"You're one of those bad persons I guess, to try and throw someone underneath the table," Jenkins said.
He says he didn't report it until Skrah was under investigation.
Klamath County Deputy Ryan Kaber also took the stand today and says he and Skrah didn't always see eye to eye.
Kaber says he did see Skrah mistreat people and even had a conversation about it.
"It's imperative that we treat people like ladies and gentlemen, not because they are, but because we are and if you mistreat them they will never forget," Kaber said.
The trial will continue tomorrow and is expected to go on until Friday.