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Jury Finds Officers at Fault for Failing to Stop Fellow Cops from Beating Innocent Teen Unconscious

• Activist Post - Matt Agorist

Contra Costa County, CA — The taxpayers of Contra Costa County will soon be shelling out some serious settlement money after a teenager was brutally choked until he fell unconscious and then beaten even more after — by a cop's flashlight. Body camera footage from the disturbing incident shows that after cops beat Ricardo Hernandez, then 19, they lied in their police reports to cover their crimes and justify their false arrest.

In one of the first of its kind cases, a jury has found that officers at the scene that night, failed to intervene and stop what jurors believe was excessive force by a Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop.

The verdict was made in civil court and calls for Hernandez to receive $500,000 in damages.