KBAK/KBFX 2013/05/20: Witness video shows arrest of man who died in custody

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    Bakersfield Now KBAX/KBFX (5/20/2013): Witness video shows arrest of man who died in custody

    Video was released Monday of a confrontation between Kern County deputies and a suspect who died in custody soon after that confrontation.

    The sheriff's office responded May 7 on a public-intoxication call near Kern Medical Center. The sheriff's office said the target of that call, 33-year-old David Silva, became combative and resisted deputies, who used "baton strikes" to gain control of the situation.


    A family leaving KMC [Kern Medical Center] said they witnessed the arrest and claim they observed deputies using excessive force. The witnesses grabbed their cellphones and took video, which was released Monday by their attorney, Daniel Rodriguez.


    The newly released video was captured on a cellphone belonging to Francisco Arrieta. The disc containing the video was marked "Edited (Rotated)" and came from Aguero Investigations.

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