SAN FRANCISCO -- The man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff's deputies late last year and arrested by the FBI Friday appeared at a closed hearing in federal court Monday, according to reports.

Stanislav Petrov, 29, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Sallie Kim, but the hearing was closed to the public and nothing was released about any charges he may face.

The U.S. attorney's office or the FBI's San Francisco office did not return calls for comment Monday afternoon.

Michael Haddad, who represents Petrov in a civil suit against the deputies, said he hadn't heard any details on Monday's hearing but said Petrov might retain another lawyer to handle any criminal charges filed.

Petrov, who has 19 arrests according to sheriff's deputies, was one of four people arrested during a raid by FBI and San Francisco police Friday afternoon in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. His arrest came after a man was shot multiple times outside the Teddy Avenue home, where Petrov is known to frequent. A group of men drove the wounded man to a hospital. His wounds are considered life-threatening, according to authorities.

Petrov was booked in a San Francisco jail on unknown charges.

Outside court Monday, Petrov's mother, Olga Petrov of San Francisco, who was also barred from the hearing, said her son was suffering from post-traumatic stress and has been unable to work.


She also said she believes that law enforcement agencies have targeted her son with false reports of crimes in the wake of his Nov. 12, 2015, beating by deputies that followed a car chase from unincorporated San Leandro to San Francisco. Petrov took more than 40 baton blows on a Mission District street that was captured on a surveillance camera and widely circulated online.

Staff writer David DeBolt and wire services contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180 or follow him at