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.

  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 !!!

  6. Jo
    December 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    It WAS stated in the press that the man had NO prior convictions, warrants
    or record.

  7. James
    December 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Ace Carter. When I read half of the crap that you have to say I can only imagine that you are an old obese person sitting on their computer with a tin-foil hat on their head.

    FYI, FEW if ANY Sheriff vehicles within LA County are equipped with video and/or audio equipment. After-all, it must bet be better to put out a few million every year in cases like this (when cameras are lucky enough to catch what happened) than to let the officer know in the back of their head they’re always being held accountable by their own equipment. The way the Sheriffs Department is going though it’s only a matter of time before they’re required to have audio/video recorders in their vehicles,.

  8. James
    December 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    What you post makes you look like an ignorant fool. First of all, this is the LA County Sheriffs Department that beat this man up.. not CHP, so I don’t care if they’re allowed to carry attack cheetahs let alone mag-lights.. I’m not sure if LASD still allows mag-lights but at the 1:10 mark in the video a Deputy comes flying in with what appears to be a heavy duty flashlight that he uses to hit the victim in the face with.

    The only officers who buy their own recorders to protect themselves are the ones who have nothing to hide. Having lived in the AV most of my life I can tell you the majority of LASD Deputies do not fall under that as they themselves would only incriminate themselves even more in all the illegal activities they partake in.

    Please, remove the tin-foil hat and step outside.. the fresh winter air and sun will do you some good.

    I can only assume you’re the victim of such “terrorist” activities. By the way, why hide after letting someones air out of their tire? This isn’t ding-doing door ditch.

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