A violent arrest by L.A. County deputies was caught on video. Now the man is seeking justice and the public’s help.
By Christopher Hitchens
October 30, 2018
This is a rush transcript of the relevant section of the video, and in addition, I have included the relevant audio.
HACKENSACK, L.A. – This is video we did not plan to release.
At five-thirty in the morning, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department arrested Christopher Alan Yarbrough. At five-four in the morning, he was being held in handcuffs by Sheriff’s deputies. In front of a reporter.
They had a loaded revolver. There were officers with batons. And they were in the process of handcuffing him.
He says they pushed him against the wall with the gun drawn and he had his hands behind his back. They said he was resisting their efforts to handcuff him.
He said they threatened to kill him. They said they would kill him unless he stopped resisting.
They were in full uniform. He was handcuffed in full uniform. They were wearing their badges. They were carrying guns and they were in the process of handcuffing him.
He is in the video. He is white. He is holding an automatic pistol on his waist. He is being pushed by two officers. They have guns, but they were not pointed at him. This is in the video. They were not pointing.
But they were all armed. They were in full uniform. They were wearing badges. They were carrying badges. They were carrying guns. They were trained in the use of weapons of violence.
They were in the process of handcuffing him and threatening to kill him unless he stopped resisting.
He says he did not resist. He says he stood his ground. He says they threatened to kill him unless he stopped resisting. They handcuffed him. He says they handcuffed him by force. They grabbed him by the neck and they threatened him with baton blows and electric shock force.
He says he did not comply. He said he stood his ground and resisted. They