From the web site of a Los Angeles NBC affiliate:
The San Bernardino County Sheriff ordered an internal investigation Thursday into an arrest caught on camera by NBC Los Angeles' NewsChopper4 that showed deputies beating a suspect when they caught up to him following a wild desert chase on horseback.
Aerial footage showed the man falling off the horse he was suspected of stealing during the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon.
He then appeared to be stunned with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy and fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin, according to the footage.The group surrounding the man grew to 11 sheriff's deputies.
That's the trouble with horses.In the two minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times, punched him 37 times and struck him with batons four times. Thirteen blows appeared to be to the head. The horse stood idly nearby.