Man Beaten by Deputies After Horse Pursuit

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon ordered an immediate internal investigation Thursday into what he called "disturbing" video showing an arrest by deputies after a horse pursuit that was caught on camera by NewsChopper4. Deputies appeared to use Tasers to stun a man and then beat him after the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday, April 9, 2015.

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A man lead San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit in Apple Valley well riding horseback through the desert area.
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The man appeared to fall to the ground during the chase.
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Deputies used a Taser to stun the man as he tried to flee.
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He fell to the ground with his arms stretched out.
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Deputies approached the man has he lay on the ground.
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Two deputies immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.
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The group surrounding the man grew to 13 sheriff's deputies as several appeared to kick, hit, and punch him dozens of times over a two-minute period
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In the two minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times and punched him 37 times and struck him with batons four times. Thirteen blows appeared to be to the head. The allegedly stolen horse stood idly nearby.
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San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon ordered an immediate internal investigation Thursday into what he called "disturbing" video showing an arrest by deputies after a horse pursuit that was caught on camera by NewsChopper4.
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