Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.
The decision by the San Bernardino County District Attorney to charge three of ten sheriff’s deputies with once count each of Penal Code section 149, assault under color of authority, whether right or wrong, has garnered significant news coverage and some criticism.
Here’s a sampling of that coverage:
The Press-Enterprise: VIDEOTAPED BEATING: 3 deputies charged with felony assault in suspect’s arrest
The Sun: DA files charges against 3 deputies in Francis Pusok beating
Los Angeles Times: 3 San Bernardino County deputies charged in televised beating
The Daily Press: Pusok ‘surprised’ DA only charging 3 deputies
Newsweek: Three Sheriff’s Deputies Charged After Video Surfaces of Them Beating Man Who Stole Horse