California county to pay $650,000 to suspect beaten by deputies on video

California county OK’s settlement to avoid lawsuit by man whose beating by deputies after horse chase was captured on video


San Bernardino County will pay $650,000 to settle rather than face protracted litigation in a civil rights claim from a beating suspect.  The man’s beating by Sheriff’s department deputies pursing the suspect by horseback was filmed and broadcast across the U.S.  This is one of many high settlements recently in police brutality claims in and around Southern California.  For discussion of another, similar recent claim and the state of the law on these types of personal injury actions, visit our blog post here:

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