Lawyer: Client fairly well after California deputy beating

Apr 12, 2015 12:11 PM by News Staff

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The attorney for Southern California man who was beaten by several sheriff's deputies following a chase involving a stolen horse says Saturday that his client is doing fairly well while recovering in jail.

Francis Pusok's violent arrest, which was filmed by a TV news helicopter, has led to an FBI civil rights investigation and 10 deputies being placed in leave pending an internal probe.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said the video appeared to show an excessive use of force.

Pusok's lawyer wouldn't say why his client fled by car and then on the horse, but said it was the wrong thing to do.

Jim Terrell is calling for a thorough FBI investigation of the sheriff's department.

Pusok's girlfriend told the San Bernardino Sun that he is "a pretty tough cookie."

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