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News Update!!: Victorville, CA: Man who was beaten by authorities after horse pursuit charged.

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News Update!!: Victorville, CA: Man who was beaten by authorities after horse pursuit charged.

The man who was beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies after a horse pursuit that was captured by a news helicopter camera on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 arrived at the courthouse on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Victorville, California.

The man, 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California, was reprtedly late to his court arraignment and supposed to be at court at 8:00am PT.

When Francis Jared Pusok didn’t show up to his court arraignment, the judge was about to issue a bench warrant for his arrest, but Francis Jared Pusok would suddenly appeared 3 hours later at 11:00am PT.

Francis Jared Pusok’s Attorney Jim Terrell took the blame for his client being late, but wouldn’t elaborate on how his client could almost miss his court arraignment.

During the court arraignment, Francis Jared Pusok pleaded not guilty to several criminal charges including resisting arrest, and evading arrest in his 3 hour long police pursuit that included a stolen horse which happened before 3:00pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

That horse pursuit ended when Francis Jared Pusok fell of the horse and well on the ground, was caught on camera by a news helicopter from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 being beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

Since the incident, at least 10 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are being investigated for the beating of Francis Jared Pusok, and members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved during a closed session of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in San Bernardino, California to pay $650,000 in a settlement with the San Bernardino County to Francis Jared Pusok in order to avoid a lawsuit.

Francis Jared Pusok’s pregnant girlfriend, 31 year old Jolene Bindner, was formally charged on allegations that she and Francis Jared Pusok were in possession of 3 stolen trailers,

Jolene Bindner pleaded not guilty and the judge allowed Jolene Bindner to remain free because of she is pregnant.

Prosecutors asked the judge to raise Francis Jared Pusok’s bail from $100,000 to $575,000 which the judge set Francis Jared Pusok’s bail at $450,000.

Francis Jared Pusok’s attorney called the set bail a political move because his client was paid $650,000 by the county to prevent lawsuits in the beating case.

Because of Francis Jared Pusok’s bail was raised, Francis Jared Pusok was taken into police custody.

According to Prosecutor Shannon Faherty, what happened in court wasn’t about retaliation, but it was about the law.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

 

News Update!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Latest information regarding beating video involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

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News Update!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Latest information regarding beating video involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

** As of 5:00pm PT on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015: **

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The man who was beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies after a horse pursuit that was captured by a news helicopter camera on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 arrived at the courthouse on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Victorville, California.

The man, 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California, was reprtedly late to his court arraignment and supposed to be at court at 8:00am PT.

When Francis Jared Pusok didn’t show up to his court arraignment, the judge was about to issue a bench warrant for his arrest, but Francis Jared Pusok would suddenly appeared 3 hours later at 11:00am PT.

Francis Jared Pusok’s Attorney Jim Terrell took the blame for his client being late, but wouldn’t elaborate on how his client could almost miss his court arraignment.

During the court arraignment, Francis Jared Pusok pleaded not guilty to several criminal charges including resisting arrest, and evading arrest in his 3 hour long police pursuit that included a stolen horse which happened before 3:00pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

That horse pursuit ended when Francis Jared Pusok fell of the horse and well on the ground, was caught on camera by a news helicopter from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 being beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

Since the incident, at least 10 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are being investigated for the beating of Francis Jared Pusok, and members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved during a closed session of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in San Bernardino, California to pay $650,000 in a settlement with the San Bernardino County to Francis Jared Pusok in order to avoid a lawsuit.

Francis Jared Pusok’s pregnant girlfriend Jolene Bindner were formally charged on allegations that she and Francis Jared Pusok were in possession of 3 stolen trailers,

Jolene Bindner pleaded not guilty and the judge allowed Jolene Bindner to remain free because of she is pregnant.

Prosecutors asked the judge to raise Francis Jared Pusok’s bail from $100,000 to $575,000 which the judge set Francis Jared Pusok’s bail at $450,000.

Francis Jared Pusok’s attorney called the set bail a political move because his client was paid $650,000 by the county to prevent lawsuits in the beating case.

Because of Francis Jared Pusok’s bail was raised, Francis Jared Pusok was taken into police custody.

According to Prosecutor Shannon Faherty, what happened in court wasn’t about retaliation, but it was about the law.

** As of 2:00pm PT on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015: **

**** Breaking News!!: San Bernardino County, CA: San Bernardino County will pay man beaten by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies $650,000 in a settlement. ****

The man who was beaten by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies after a horse pursuit and was captured by a news helicopter camera will be paid $650,000 in a settlement with the San Bernardino County.

The decision was reached during a San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in San Bernardino, California in order to avoid a lawsuit and the settlement was unanimously approved in a closed session.

Just before 3:00pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015, a news helicopter camera from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 captured a group of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen kicking and punching a man, 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California, who lead San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies on a pursuit in the Deep Creek area of Apple Valley, California.

**** As of 12:00am PT on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015: **

In the wake of the beating video involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies, a call demanding for body camera on all San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies is coming from San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino County, California.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos and Supervisor Robert Lovingood is calling on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to implement a pilot program that would have San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies wear body cameras as soon as possible.

In a posted statement onto Facebook regarding beating video involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Robert Lovingood says, “While the incident in our High Desert last week has provoked concern among members of the Board of Supervisors, we cannot interfere in the ongoing investigations by inserting ourselves into what is a law enforcement and legal matter. It is important that these investigations be allowed to proceed without political consideration. We too urge the public to be patient. The Board of Supervisors has very limited authority over the operations or personnel of agencies headed by independently elected constitutional officers such as the Sheriff, and none over matters under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system. There are two independently elected constitutional officers who will conduct investigations into this matter, the Sheriff and the District Attorney. The Board of Supervisors is confident the Sheriff and the District Attorney will conduct thorough investigations and take appropriate action. The Board of Supervisors is aware the Sheriff has been exploring a pilot program to use body cameras in the department. The Board encourages the Sheriff to implement the pilot program as soon as possible and bring a recommendation to the Board for consideration on a larger-scale program.”

** Read the posted statement onto Facebook regarding beating video involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies from San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Robert Lovingood at the following San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Robert Lovingood on Facebook website address: **

https://www.facebook.com/robert.lovingood.7/posts/351924151663868

According to San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Chairman James Ramos, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies already using digital audio recorders in the field to record their interactions with citizens and a special committee has now been formed to set up a body camera pilot program in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Chairman James Ramos posted a statement (Below Picture) on San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Chairman James Ramos website regarding the beating video involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

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** Read the posted statement onto Facebook regarding beating video involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies from San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Robert Lovingood at the following San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Chairman James Ramos website address: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/ramos/viewer/attachment.ashx?ID=4cb9e3a6-5a04-4056-ae63-3d38832336c9

This committee includes command staff from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Services and Technical Services Divisions as well as commanders from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s in both Apple Valley, California and Highland, California which these 2 stations would be participating in the body camera pilot program project.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, they must first get the results of this body camera pilot program committee it can be implemented.

** On Monday, April 13th, 2015: **

The suspect that was seen on news helicopter video being beaten while being taken into custody by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies is out on bail.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Records, 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California was released from jail shortly before 7:00pm PT on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 after posting bail.

According to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, Francis Jared Pusok was scheduled to be arraigned via video in Victorville Superior Court as early as in the afternoon on Monday, April 13th, 2015.

**** On Sunday, April 12th, 2015: ****

NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 is reporting that the attorney for a man who was beaten by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies says that 2 women have come forward saying they heard the deputies discussing kicking the man over police scanners.

** Read more on this news story at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/San-Bernardino-County-Sheriffs-Deputies-Beat-Man-Audio-Recording-Investigation-299479911.html

**** On Friday, April 10th, 2015: ****

At least 10 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave after news helicopter video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4’s News Chopper 4 showed a horse chase suspect being beaten while being taken into custody on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 in the Apple Valley, California area.

A group of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen in the video kicking and punching a man who lead San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

 

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** Picture are courtesy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

During a news conference on Friday, April 10th, 2015, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon told the media, “I am disturbed and troubled by what I see in the video. It does not appear to be in line with our policies and procedures.”

** Watch the video of the news conference at the following San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on YouTube website address: **

https://youtu.be/JFzT51aL1og

 

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** Picture are courtesy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

The man’s identified was released on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California and released this mugshot of Francis Jared Pusok (Above Picture) on Friday, April 10th, 2015.

According the the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Francis Jared Pusok was treated at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and was later booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga being held on $115,000 bail.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were “familiar” with Francis Jared Pusok’s criminal history prior to the police pursuit, a criminal rap sheet that includes attempted robbery, threats against a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, and animal cruelty charges for shooting a puppy in front of family members.

Criminal records also showed Francis Jared Pusok’s criminal history which includes driving on a sidewalk at an unsafe speed in 2002; attempted robbery in 2006; fighting in 2011; cruelty to an animal in 2013; resisting a law enforcement officer in 2013; and obstructing or resisting an law enforcement officer in 2014.

“I’m asking for some patience while we complete a thorough and fair investigation. I assure you, if there is criminal doing on the part of any of our deputy sheriffs or any policy violations we will take action,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department won’t release the names of deputies, including a sergeant and a detective, until they’re sure that multiple threats made aren’t valid.

According to San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, “The video that we saw yesterday is extremely upsetting and I understand the public’s concern. I have the utmost faith in the Sheriff’s Department to conduct a full and complete investigation of this incident. At that time, if there is any misconduct, and I have said this repeatedly before, we will take the appropriate action.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) is investigating this incident and if Francis Jared Pusok’s civil rights were violated.

In a statement released to the media, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) said, “The FBI has initiated an investigation to determine whether civil rights were violated during a pursuit and altercation involving Francis Pusok and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies on April 9, 2015. The results of the review will be forwarded to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, and the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in Washington, D.C., to determine whether further investigation and/or prosecution is warranted. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will continue its investigation of the matter already underway and questions relative to developments on its case should be referred to San Bernardino County officials. No further comment from the FBI would be appropriate at this time.”

Francis Jared Pusok’s Family Attorney Jim Terrell told reporters that he believes the video “is far worse than Rodney King” and has called for the termination and arrests of the deputies seen in the beating.

Jolene Bindner, Francis Jared Pusok’s girlfriend of 13 years, couldn’t believe what had happen and described Francis Jared Pusok as a great father.

**** On Thursday, April 9th, 2015: ****

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon has ordered an immediate internal investigation into what he called “disturbing” video showing an arrest by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies after a horse pursuit that was caught on camera by NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4’s News Chopper 4.

A group of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen kicking and punching a man who lead San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies on a pursuit in the Deep Creek area of Apple Valley, California just before 3:00pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

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** Pictures are courtesy of NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

In the video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, the man is seen being chased falling off the horse and then was stunned with a Taser by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s deputy.

As the video continues, the man appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched then at least 2 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.

According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, in the 2 minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times, punched him 37 times and struck him with batons 4 times, and 13 blows appeared to be to the head.

As the video continues, the man did not appear to move from his position lying on the ground for more than 45 minutes.

According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, the man did not appear to receive medical attention while San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies stood around him during that time.

** You can watch the video at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/299348011.html

The man has been identified by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California.

In a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 12:12pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015, deputies from the Victor Valley Station went to a residence on the 25300 block of Zuni Road in Apple Valley, California to serve a search warrant related to an Identity Theft investigation. Upon arrival the suspect, Francis Jared Pusok, fled the location in a vehicle. Deputies pursued Francis Jared Pusok through Apple Valley, California and further into Hesperia, California. Francis Jared Pusok abandoned the vehicle southwest of Bowen Ranch and fled on foot. Deputies were actively searching for Francis Jared Pusok on foot, using off-highway vehicles and helicopters. Within minutes, deputies received information that the suspect came into contact with a group of people near the Deep Creek Hot Springs and stole a horse. Francis Jared Pusok fled on horseback on dirt trails, through very rugged, steep terrain, causing numerous injuries to the horse. A Sheriff’s helicopter inserted a team of deputies in the area of Highway 173 and Arrowhead Lake Road in Hesperia, California to take the suspect in to custody. Deputies made contact with Pusok and as they approached, the horse threw him off. A Taser was deployed but was ineffective due to his loose clothing. A use of force occurred during the arrest. An internal investigation will be conducted regarding the use of force. At least 3 deputies were injured during the search, 2 suffered dehydration and a third was injured when kicked by the horse. All 3 were transported to the hospital for treatment. Francis Jared Pusok was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Also written in the press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon responds to the incident captured on video saying, “The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately. In addition, members of the Specialized Investigations Detail are responding to conduct the criminal investigation.”

The family of Francis Jared Pusok is outrage of what happen and are trying to find out more information on his health and hospital he’s located.

** Read more on this news story at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Man-on-Stolen-Horse-Stunned-by-Sheriffs-Deputies-in-IE-299250951.html

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

News Update!!: Apple Valley, CA: At least 10 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies placed on paid administrative leave related to beating video.

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News Update!!: Apple Valley, CA: At least 10 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies placed on paid administrative leave related to beating video.

At least 10 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave after news helicopter video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4’s News Chopper 4 showed a horse chase suspect being beaten while being taken into custody on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 in the Apple Valley, California area.

A group of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen in the video kicking and punching a man who lead San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies.

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** Picture are courtesy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

During a news conference on Friday, April 10th, 2015, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon told the media, “I am disturbed and troubled by what I see in the video. It does not appear to be in line with our policies and procedures.”

** Watch the video of the news conference at the following San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on YouTube website address: **

In the video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, the man is seen being chased falling off the horse and then was stunned with a Taser by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s deputy.

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** Pictures are courtesy of NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

In the video, the man appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched then at least 2 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.

According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, in the 2 minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times, punched him 37 times and struck him with batons 4 times, and 13 blows appeared to be to the head.

As the video continues, the man did not appear to move from his position lying on the ground for more than 45 minutes.

According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, the man did not appear to receive medical attention while San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies stood around him during that time.

** You can watch the video at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/299348011.html

** Read more on this news story at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Man-on-Stolen-Horse-Stunned-by-Sheriffs-Deputies-in-IE-299250951.html

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 ordered an immediate internal investigation into what he called “disturbing” video by NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4’s News Chopper 4.

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** Picture are courtesy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

The man’s identified was released on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California and released this mugshot of Francis Jared Pusok (Above Picture) on Friday, April 10th, 2015.

In a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 12:12pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015, deputies from the Victor Valley Station went to a residence on the 25300 block of Zuni Road in Apple Valley, California to serve a search warrant related to an Identity Theft investigation. Upon arrival the suspect, Francis Jared Pusok, fled the location in a vehicle. Deputies pursued Francis Jared Pusok through Apple Valley, California and further into Hesperia, California. Francis Jared Pusok abandoned the vehicle southwest of Bowen Ranch and fled on foot. Deputies were actively searching for Francis Jared Pusok on foot, using off-highway vehicles and helicopters. Within minutes, deputies received information that the suspect came into contact with a group of people near the Deep Creek Hot Springs and stole a horse. Francis Jared Pusok fled on horseback on dirt trails, through very rugged, steep terrain, causing numerous injuries to the horse. A Sheriff’s helicopter inserted a team of deputies in the area of Highway 173 and Arrowhead Lake Road in Hesperia, California to take the suspect in to custody. Deputies made contact with Pusok and as they approached, the horse threw him off. A Taser was deployed but was ineffective due to his loose clothing. A use of force occurred during the arrest. An internal investigation will be conducted regarding the use of force. At least 3 deputies were injured during the search, 2 suffered dehydration and a third was injured when kicked by the horse. All 3 were transported to the hospital for treatment.

According the the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Francis Jared Pusok was treated at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and was later booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga being held on $115,000 bail.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were “familiar” with Francis Jared Pusok’s criminal history prior to the police pursuit, a criminal rap sheet that includes attempted robbery, threats against a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, and animal cruelty charges for shooting a puppy in front of family members.

Criminal records also showed Francis Jared Pusok’s criminal history which includes driving on a sidewalk at an unsafe speed in 2002; attempted robbery in 2006; fighting in 2011; cruelty to an animal in 2013; resisting a law enforcement officer in 2013; and obstructing or resisting an law enforcement officer in 2014.

“I’m asking for some patience while we complete a thorough and fair investigation. I assure you, if there is criminal doing on the part of any of our deputy sheriffs or any policy violations we will take action,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department won’t release the names of deputies, including a sergeant and a detective, until they’re sure that multiple threats made aren’t valid.

According to San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, “The video that we saw yesterday is extremely upsetting and I understand the public’s concern. I have the utmost faith in the Sheriff’s Department to conduct a full and complete investigation of this incident. At that time, if there is any misconduct, and I have said this repeatedly before, we will take the appropriate action.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) is investigating this incident and if Francis Jared Pusok’s civil rights were violated.

In a statement released to the media, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) said, “The FBI has initiated an investigation to determine whether civil rights were violated during a pursuit and altercation involving Francis Pusok and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies on April 9, 2015. The results of the review will be forwarded to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, and the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in Washington, D.C., to determine whether further investigation and/or prosecution is warranted. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will continue its investigation of the matter already underway and questions relative to developments on its case should be referred to San Bernardino County officials. No further comment from the FBI would be appropriate at this time.”

Francis Jared Pusok’s Family Attorney Jim Terrell told reporters that he believes the video “is far worse than Rodney King” and has called for the termination and arrests of the deputies seen in the beating.

Jolene Bindner, Francis Jared Pusok’s girlfriend of 13 years, couldn’t believe what had happen and described Francis Jared Pusok as a great father.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

Breaking News!!: Apple Valley, CA: An immediate internal investigation ordered into San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department beating.

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Breaking News!!: Apple Valley, CA: An immediate internal investigation ordered into San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department beating.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon has ordered an immediate internal investigation into what he called “disturbing” video showing an arrest by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies after a horse pursuit that was caught on camera by NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4’s News Chopper 4.

A group of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen kicking and punching a man who lead San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies on a pursuit in the Deep Creek area of Apple Valley, California just before 3:00pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

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** Pictures are courtesy of NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

In the video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, the man is seen being chased falling off the horse and then was stunned with a Taser by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s deputy.

As the video continues, the man appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched then at least 2 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are seen immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.

According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, in the 2 minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times, punched him 37 times and struck him with batons 4 times, and 13 blows appeared to be to the head.

As the video continues, the man did not appear to move from his position lying on the ground for more than 45 minutes.

According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, the man did not appear to receive medical attention while San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies stood around him during that time.

** You can watch the video at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/299348011.html

The man has been identified by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 30 year old Francis Jared Pusok of Apple Valley, California.

In a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 12:12pm PT on Thursday, April 9th, 2015, deputies from the Victor Valley Station went to a residence on the 25300 block of Zuni Road in Apple Valley, California to serve a search warrant related to an Identity Theft investigation. Upon arrival the suspect, Francis Jared Pusok, fled the location in a vehicle. Deputies pursued Francis Jared Pusok through Apple Valley, California and further into Hesperia, California.  Francis Jared Pusok abandoned the vehicle southwest of Bowen Ranch and fled on foot. Deputies were actively searching for Francis Jared Pusok on foot, using off-highway vehicles and helicopters. Within minutes, deputies received information that the suspect came into contact with a group of people near the Deep Creek Hot Springs and stole a horse. Francis Jared Pusok fled on horseback on dirt trails, through very rugged, steep terrain, causing numerous injuries to the horse. A Sheriff’s helicopter inserted a team of deputies in the area of Highway 173 and Arrowhead Lake Road in Hesperia, California to take the suspect in to custody. Deputies made contact with Pusok and as they approached, the horse threw him off. A Taser was deployed but was ineffective due to his loose clothing. A use of force occurred during the arrest. An internal investigation will be conducted regarding the use of force. At least 3 deputies were injured during the search, 2 suffered dehydration and a third was injured when kicked by the horse. All 3 were transported to the hospital for treatment. Francis Jared Pusok was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Also written in the press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon responds to the incident captured on video saying, “The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately. In addition, members of the Specialized Investigations Detail are responding to conduct the criminal investigation.”

The family of Francis Jared Pusok is outrage of what happen and are trying to find out more information on his health and hospital he’s located.

** Read more on this news story at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Man-on-Stolen-Horse-Stunned-by-Sheriffs-Deputies-in-IE-299250951.html