Man struck by deputies jailed

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE -

An In­land Em­pire man beaten by sher­iff ’s deputies af­ter a chase on horse­back has been jailed on charges of more than a dozen crimes.

Fran­cis Pu­sok was jailed af­ter his bail was raised to $400,000 at his ar­raign­ment Tues­day in Vic­torville.

Pu­sok, 30, pleaded not guilty to counts in­clud­ing evad­ing an of­fi­cer, live­stock theft and an­i­mal cru­elty.

Pu­sok’s lawyers say they want the San Bernardino County dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice dis­qual­i­fied from the case be­cause of pros­e­cu­tors’ close re­la­tion­ship with the Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment.

Pu­sok reached a $650,000 set­tle­ment with the county af­ter a video showed him be­ing punched and kicked by deputies af­ter he fled by car, then on a horse.

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