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$650,000 Settlement Reached in Beating by California Deputies

April 21, 2015  | 

Photo: screenshot from NBC Los Angeles
Photo: screenshot from NBC Los Angeles

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $650,000 to a man who was punched and kicked by a group of San Bernardino County, Calif., deputies following a pursuit on horseback, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The announcement of the agreement with Francis Pusok, 30, comes after a video, captured April 9 by a KNBC-TV Channel 4 helicopter, showed him being kicked and punched by deputies near Highway 173 and Arrowhead Lake Road at the end of the pursuit.

The board said the move would work to avoid any litigation expenses stemming from a possible lawsuit and settle all potential claims.

In approving the action, the county acknowledged no wrongdoing.

The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the case, while the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has launched a disciplinary investigation, as well as an investigation that could lead to possible criminal charges.

Related:

Video: California Sheriff Investigating Deputies' Use of Force After Viewing Video of Desert Arrest


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Jon Retired LEO @ 4/22/2015 10:33 AM

The County will be lucky if this is all that the incident costs them in addition to man power.

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