A defense attorney says a number of witnesses caught the beating on cellphone cameras, but those phones were seized by deputies before an arrest warrant was served.
"Witness Ruben Ceballos, 19, says he saw two officers beating the victim with batons. “They were hitting his head so every time they would swing, I could hear the blows to his head.” Ceballos added that he could hear Silva screaming for help, but says those cries didn’t stop officers from continuing to beat the man.
Another witness, who said his first name was John, said Silva “wasn’t resisting arrest, he was begging for his life.”
A number of people are said to have caught the incident on cellphone cameras. Those phones, however, were seized by deputies before an arrest warrant was served, a defense attorney says."
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