Seven Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officers are accused of savagely beating a man who suffered significant wounds and is still hurting well over a year later.
Christopher Bailey’s lawyers launched a civil rights suit against the police and the seven deputies implicated in the suspected May 2020 assault on Monday.
Bailey was driving home from work as a mail-sorting employee for the United States Postal Service about 2 a.m. when his automobile was pulled over for reportedly straddling a lane.
During a press conference, attorney Toni Jaramilla stated, “He sustained 64 to 86 total body and face hits. He was pummeled in the face approximately 35 to 44 times.”
Bailey has lost teeth, fractured bones in his face, and can’t see out of his left eye, according to Jaramilla.
According to KTLA, Bailey was charged with multiple felony counts of resisting arrest, but his attorneys say the charges were eventually withdrawn. They want the deputies prosecuted criminally.