Top Leaderboard, Site wide
August 20, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates






American Catch


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
A/V Booth

Video Allegedly Shows Police Beating David Silva to Death

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on May 15, 2013
Screenshot

After allegedly beating 33-year-old David Sal Silva to death last week, Kern County, Calif., officers reportedly confiscated cellphones from multiple witnesses containing videos of the incident, and in some instances were said to delete them. One piece of footage they apparently weren’t able to take away, however, is the recently released grainy black and white surveillance video below that shows parts of the encounter.

Several witnesses say they saw sheriff’s deputies beating the father of four young children with batons, and that they continued to do so even after the victim lay motionless. According to local ABC affiliate KERO, Silva was hit at least 19 times by at least three officers. The FBI has been brought in to investigate.

Although the incident can’t be seen clearly, the video is still graphic and viewer discretion is advised.

(h/t Before It’s News)

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.