SACRAMENTO — Sacramento police released video of a violent police confrontation that left one man with permanent brain damage.
The confrontation happened March 6 on Alhambra and L streets right in front of a Rite Aid. Video shows the moments before 34-year-old John Hernandez ran away from police.
Police had originally been called out for reports of a man who was acting erratically.
Officers chased Hernandez to an open medical facility. Once they caught up to him, officers deployed their tasers several times and one officer used a baton.
The police department maintains Hernandez was alert and conscious when he was detained. But family of Hernandez says officers used excessive force and beat him.
He’s now in critical condition.