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Sacramento Sheriff deputies physically harm three people while making arrest

Robert J Hansen
(Courtesy of Black Lives Matter Sacramento)

Sacramento, Calif.- by Robert J Hansen

A video showing Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies using aggressive force while arresting three people was released by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Sacramento today.

It’s unclear why the officers began to use physical force to arrest the people or what they were arrested for.

The Sacramento Sheriff’s office has not responded to an email requesting more information about the incident.

The video can be seen here.

A group of about six or seven people was seen in the street when at least two deputies were seen taking one female to the ground and slamming another male into a nearby car.

One of the people who deputies had handcuffed began to have a seizure but no medical attention was given to the man.

The man is heard saying “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe then begins convulsing on the ground.

After that, is when the two people were aggressively thrown against a car and the other to the ground by deputies.

According to BLM, two adults were arrested but have been released.

A minor was arrested and remains in custody, according to BLM.

The following statement was released with the video by BLM:

“Once again the Sacramento Sheriff has abused their power. Police were called to a situation That needed a de-escalation and instead escalated it, causing physical harm to three people. One person with asthma started having a seizure and no medical attention was given to him. Instead, the deputies decided to attack the folks calling for him to get help. The adults were released but a special needs minor is not being released for trying to help his mom being beaten by deputies.”

BLM also could not be reached for comment.

No information as to when or where this occurred has yet been acquired but this is an ongoing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Robert J Hansen is an investigative journalist and economist. Focused on holding elected officials, police and the courts accountable to the people throughout the greater Sacramento area.

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