By Jane Yamamoto and Willian Avila
Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 09:21 a.m.
An attorney for a man beaten by sheriff’s deputies after a pursuit in the San Bernardino County high desert said his office was searching for dispatch recordings after two women came forward saying they heard the takedown over police scanners.
The women said they heard what sounded like an open radio microphone and deputies talking to each other about kicking 30-year-old Francis Pusok as they attempted to take him into custody, attorney Jim Terrell claims.
“You can hear the dispatch saying, ‘There’s an open mic. There’s an open mic,’ warning officers what your words are saying are being recorded,” Terrell told NBC4.
Terrell first described the audio as a recording, but later said the account was told to his investigator.
Terrell said his office plans to subpoena the dispatch recording as well as any audio from recorders the deputies were wearing the day of the incident.
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