APPLE VALLEY, CA – It seems these days a lot of police stuff is being caught on camera. The latest is out of Apple Valley, California, and this time, it’s a birdseye’s view.
A local TV station news chopper camera caught police kicking and beating a suspect who was already on the ground with his hands behind his back. Police say they were reportedly serving a search warrant in connection to an identity theft investigation when the suspect, Francis Pusok, reportedly took off in a vehicle. He then ditched the ride and stole someone’s horse. Officers eventually caught up to him and tased him, but said the taser didn’t work. That’s when they reportedly had to use force.
But kicking someone when they’re already down seems like a bit much, at least according to Pusok’s girlfriend.
“They beat the crap out of him and now they’re trying to do everything that they can to avoid them being in any kind of trouble,” said Jolene Bindner.
For now, police say they’re investigating the incident.