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Two Indio police officers charged in beating of man

An Indio police officer has been charged with beating up a man and his partner with covering it up after the confrontation was caught on videotape, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. The officers, Charles Holloway and Gerardo Martinez, surrendered Monday after a judge issued warrants for their arrest. The incident happened early Sept. 12. In a letter to the Desert Sun newspaper, the man arrested by the officers, Ruben Joshua Martinez, 24, said he was "beat, punched, kicked and stomped repeatedly." In a subsequent interview with the paper from the County Jail in Blythe, he said he was stopped on California 111 as he walked his pit bull. Martinez said he...