On May 14, 2017, guards at the main Jail in Auburn, California punch and use stun gun on a man on suicide watch. He is initially being held after a minor drug offense.
Two years after abuse allegations at the Auburn Main Jail, a federal judge in Sacramento gives his final approval Thursday, May 28, 2019 to a $1.4 million class action lawsuit which involves claims of 500 former inmates.
The 2017 attack involves mentally ill inmate, Beau Bangert, 28, who suffers from an episode. Four Placer county sheriff’s officials charge into Beau Bangert’s small suicide watch cell with a plastic body shield, smashing Bangert against the wall. Alternately, he is pummeled with fists, knees and elbows, and tased by deputies. Reportedly, one jailer says, “We’re going to put you to sleep.”
Beau Bangert is wheeled back into the cell in a restraining chair. Officials remove the spit mask, and leave the limp inmate staring face up from the chair with face covered in blood.
The northern California county fought to keep the video and images from the public eye. The video of attack results in the firings of three sheriff’s officials.
Props to Best Gore member @honkeykong for the video:
Here is Beau Bangert during and after excessive force: