Video Of Placer County Jail Guards Beating Mentally Ill inmate Released
A video showing a mentally ill inmate being brutally beaten and tased by corrections officers in California has been released after a $1.4million lawsuit has been settled.
The Daily Mail reports that the investigation led to the termination of three guards at the Auburn Main Jail in California, however, footage of the incident was kept from the public.
The video of the assault was released by civil rights attorney Mark Merin. The footage shows mentally ill inmate Beau Bangert and four Placer sheriff’s officials running into his tiny suicide-watch cell, where they can be seen smashing him into a wall with a plastic body shield while punching and Tasing him.
“Get on the ground,” one is heard yelling at Banger. “We’re going to put you to sleep.”
Minutes later, Bangert is wheeled back into the cell in a “safety chair” with a mesh bag over his head. When the mask is removed, Bangert can be seen looking limp face up from the chair with his face covered in blood.
The charges against the three jail officials fired in the incident to different sentences, but, Bangert received $250,000 alone for the brutal attack.