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California jail pays out $1.4M as video shows brutal beating
California jail pays out $1.4M as video shows brutal beating

Security camera footage showing a mentally ill man being beaten by prison officers has been released after a California county settled a class action lawsuit.It appears to show Auburn Main Jail inmate Beau Bangert, who reportedly suffers from schizophrenia, getting tasered, punched and smacked the face with a plastic body shield as he is restrained by four officers inside a small cell.Civil right attorney Mark Merin shared the video of the May 2017 incident with media outlets after a Sacramento judge approved a $1.4 million settlement against Placer County – the local authority which runs the prison.From ...

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