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News Chopper Captures BRUTAL Police Beating of Man On Ground With Hands Behind His Back in CA

I’m not sure why there are so many stories of this type, but I get a feeling that this isn’t going to go well for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office. Francis Pusok attempted to escape arrest by car and then by stealing a horse, but after the deputies caught up to him, they seemed to beat him brutally even though he was giving himself up and didn’t seem like a threat at all.

Watch below:

More from NBC LA:

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon ordered an immediate internal investigation Thursday into what he called “disturbing” video showing an arrest by deputies after a horse pursuit that was caught on camera by NewsChopper4.

Deputies appeared to use Tasers to stun a man and then beat him after the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon.

Aerial footage captured by NewsChopper4 showed the man falling off the horse, and then being stunned with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy.

The man appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.

I’m usually pretty supportive of law enforcement, but it’s hard to think of any justification of this beating. Let me know if you disagree in the comments section below.

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  • MicahGunn

    Unacceptable. I was expecting them to attack the horse next.

  • AngryJhon

    The first two should be fired and face criminal charges. There was no reason for them to beat him like they did. The others who joined in should be fired. They had the guy on the ground incapacitated why they beat him senseless.

  • Thomas

    Over/under on CNN coverage since, you know, not white on black?

  • Jack O’Spades

    Every one of those cops should be in jail facing criminal charges.
    They had to hear the helicopter overhead, but still felt comfortable beating the crap out of this guy?

  • While I support the Police and agree that their job is hazardous at best, inappropriate conduct is
    reportedly on the rise. See this link from the CATO Institute:

    If a free society depends upon an informed citizenry exercising oversight of its government, then more people need to know how to handle themselves in a police encounter.