San Bernardino County to pay $650,000 after deputies beat horse pursuit suspect – LA Times
“This agreement is a fair outcome for everyone involved, including taxpayers.”
In approving the action, the county acknowledged no wrongdoing.
Given that the excessive force was videotaped – showing punching, Tasing and kicking – the above two statements are completely crazy.
San Bernadino residents are paying for harm they didn’t do, and they’re left holding a ticking time bomb of whether the hothead officers will remain on the job and use excessive again … perhaps on them, or on someone they love, after which they’ll again chip in to compensate for damages.
We obviously need more public servants that know what the definition of “fair” is.