Surveillance Video Shows Violent Beating by Police Officers

Security camera footage shows an allegedly intoxicated man being beaten by law enforcement.
1:00 | 05/11/13

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It's dark and grainy video but it's enough to get a better idea of what -- up to the death of 33 year old David Silva. Kern County deputies say they responded to the corner of palm and flower on the report of a -- command. Witnesses who spoke to twenties -- ABC say they saw Silva before cops arrived and he appeared to be passed out drunk but otherwise fine. It's difficult to make out the uniform but the current county sheriff's office says their deputies -- the first on scene. After a few minutes a struggle starts between Selma and the deputy then a series of blows from what the sheriff's office says is the deputies -- Even in this low quality video you can see the baton as it passes through the light. A close examination of the tape shows at least nineteen blows delivered by at least three different officers. The person who gave 23 ABC this video said they were afraid to be identified but they said they were worried deputies say -- was taken across the street to Kern medical center where he was pronounced dead. Less than an hour later.

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