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San Bernardino County to pay $650,000 after deputies beat horse pursuit suspect
San Bernardino County to pay $650,000 after deputies beat horse pursuit suspect

San Bernardino County approved a $650,000 payout Tuesday to a man who was beaten by sheriff’s deputies after he was thrown off a horse — an incident captured on video by a hovering news helicopter. Francis Pusok, 30, settled with the county Friday, a little more than a week after the April 9 incident in which deputies kicked and punched Pusok even as he appeared to have surrendered. It was approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The settlement ends any potential claims Pusok could make against the county or Sheriff’s Department stemming from the beating. It does not, however, put an end to disciplinary and criminal investigations that were launched by Sheriff...

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