She received the maximum sentence allowed.
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A former San Benito County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced
to nine months in jail for throwing a man down the stairs at Angel
Stadium and fracturing his skull after a 2004 playoff game between
the Angels and Boston Red Sox.
SANTA ANA

A former San Benito County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to nine months in jail for throwing a man down the stairs at Angel Stadium and fracturing his skull after a 2004 playoff game between the Angels and Boston Red Sox.

David Hackman was also ordered Friday to attend anger management classes. He was convicted of a felony count of battery in early December.

Prosecutors say Hackman, who worked for the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, was off-duty when he was leaving the division series game on Oct. 6, 2004, and became angry when a fan tapped him on the head from behind with an inflatable “thunder stick.” Hackman grabbed the fan’s brother and threw him down the steps.

Hackman retired from the sheriff’s office in August 2005, citing medical reasons, after five years there. The felony conviction will bar him from working as a peace officer.

The Free Lance staff contributed to this report.

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