Video: Fight between deputies and Chiclana

Chiclana's attorney, Bradley Gage, speaks at a press conference Thursday to release video of the altercation between Chiclana and deputies.

LANCASTER – At a press conference Thursday, attorneys for Marco Chiclana released video of the violent altercation between Chiclana and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in front of Antelope Valley Hospital on April 2.

Chiclana, who has filed a civil lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Department, alleges he was badly beaten after he called deputies to the hospital to assist him with his father, who was trying to leave the hospital after surgery against his doctor’s wishes.

Read more on that here.

Chiclana’s attorney, Bradley Gage, says the video proves that deputies used excessive force.

Chiclana after the altercation.

“It’s definitely a case of police brutality,” Gage said Thursday.

In the security video, a deputy is seen approaching a white SUV and talking to some people. Chiclana (in a dark hooded sweat shirt) approaches the deputy, and the two have a conversation and appear to shake hands.

Soon after, the deputy pushes Chiclana up against the vehicle. Then the deputy appears to grab Chiclana by the neck and punches him repeatedly. Another deputy joins in and wrestles Chiclana down to the ground.

Then several deputies join in. Six deputies appear to get involved with at least 20 punches being thrown.

View video of the fight between Chiclana and deputies below.

Chiclana is suing the County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies Justin Diez, Jeremy Esswein, Curtis Foster, J. Epstein, and Justen Holm. Gage says his client is seeking compensation for medical expenses, as well as for pain and suffering.

Read the entire complaint here.

Chiclana is due in court in January to face criminal charges that include resisting arrest, assault on a peace officer and mayhem.

  9 comments for “Video: Fight between deputies and Chiclana

  1. December 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Im not sure what let to the deputies grabbing this man but even though he appeared to resist momentarily (possibly out of surprises as to what was going on.. HE did in fact call the police to begin with) there was still excessive force used. I saw at least two hits with the butt of an officers flashlight alone. Ever see what one of those mag-lights can do when taken to a watermelon? Just another case of police brutality/excessive force. If you’re bored you can check out another one that happened in SB County.

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  2. S. Parker
    December 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

    WOW! This looks really bad for the cops, like a pack of wolves attacking prey… If you look closely, you can see the man got one or two good punches in as well. Perhaps he shouldn’t have continued to fight and should have just stayed down. Poor guy…

  3. Matt S
    December 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I work around the guys out at plant 42. Anyone hear what they did to one of the top software dudes out there? Guess the sheriffs will be hearing from the head of security. But hey, just do what they say man! Sieg hiel!

  4. Matt S
    December 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Unless they tell you to do something that is against ones constitutional rights. At which time they break all the bones in your face and blind you.
    At which time we pay you millions. It’s a win win. The cops get to pretend they can do whatever they want to anybody they want to do it to. The person they beat gets to retire early. (if they live) And we get to spend millions. Sounds like Rex and his lawsuits.

  5. Gloria Estrada
    December 22, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Any person whom decides in their own mind that this was a brutal beating, must take a Criminal Justice 101 class !!!!!!!!!!! The objective of the Deputy is to maintain control of the situation !!!! The ACCUSED !!!! SHOULD & MUST MAINTAIN FULL COMPLIANCE …. questioning is only questioning !!!!!! A LAWSUIT IS RIDICULOUS !!!

    • Gloria Estrada
      December 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      ny person whom decides in their own mind that this was a brutal beating, must take a Criminal Justice 101 class !!!!!!!!!!! The objective of the Deputy is to maintain control of the situation !!!! The ACCUSED !!!! SHOULD & MUST MAINTAIN FULL COMPLIANCE …. questioning is only questioning !!!!!! A LAWSUIT IS RIDICULOUS !!!

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