California Cops Caught Brutally Beating Man on Camera After Bizarre Horse Chase Through Desert

Police in San Bernardino County, California are under fire after a local news station captured a video of police beating a suspected horse thief at the conclusion of a horseback chase.

The man, who was identified as 30-year-old Francis Jared Pusok, was suspected of stealing a horse. This caused police to pursue him in a chase across the desert; at one point, he fell off the horse, and police surrounded him. He was first stunned with a taser, and then kicked and punched repeatedly, and nearly 45 minutes later was taken away to be hospitalized. His mother, Anne Clemenson, was furious.

“To Tase him, the beatings that I see them doing to him—it's uncalled for. You see him laying down, and they continue to kick him, hitting him and punching him. Why?” she asked during an appearance on local TV.

Watch their news report about the incident.

Pusok's girlfriend was also taken aback by the incident. “I'm not going to stand here and say that he's perfect, because who is?” she told the local news. “I couldn't believe it. The first thing I said was 'they cannot do that.'”
The American Civil Liberties union released a statement saying it is “deeply troubled by the video images” and supporting the investigation the San Bernardino County Sheriff's office has ordered. “The video surrounding this incident is disturbing and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately,” said Sheriff John McMahon.

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