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Man hospitalized after alleged excessive force during arrest

Although greater attention is being paid to police officers and their behavior when investigating and making arrests, there continue to be incidents in Southern California and across the nation in which allegations are made of excessive force. People who are mistreated when dealing with law enforcement should be aware of their rights to seek compensation. It is unfortunate that incidents of police misconduct keep happening, but legal assistance is vital to protect those who were subjected to it.

A man who was arrested for what law enforcement said were multiple traffic violations was reportedly beaten by police officers when he was arrested. The man, 21, was seen on body cam and patrol vehicle videos as having been hit in his right leg numerous times while he was flat on the ground. Officers were also seen punching him and slamming his head into the sidewalk. A bystander took video of the incident and an officer is seen committing the same acts from a different angle. Officers claim that the man refused to acquiesce to their commands and tried to take a baton from an officer. The man was taken to the hospital and had a broken leg. He will not face charges in the incident with police.

People who have been confronted with abuse and mistreatment on the part of law enforcement will often need criminal defense along with assistance in seeking compensation for the way they were abused. Law enforcement has certain limitations on what they can and cannot do. If they are accused of abuse, violating a person's civil rights, using excessive force, committing illegal searches and seizures, and other behaviors, video evidence and witnesses are key to helping the victim.

In this incident, a man was accused of committing traffic violations. When law enforcement investigated, there is video evidence of him being beaten. He suffered a broken leg and was hospitalized. With the issues in this case still being investigated, it is essential that the man understand his rights and discuss his case with an attorney experienced in police misconduct and legal defense.

Source: losangeles.cbslocal.com, "Police Seen Breaking Man's Leg, Slamming Head Into Pavement In Newly Released Arrest Video," Dec. 15, 2017

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