Dr. James P. Wickstrom
Father of 4 beaten to death with night sticks by nine sheriffs.
A Bakersfield father of four died this week after struggling with nearly nine police officers outside of a medical facility.
Witnesses say that the thirty-three year old pled for his life.
Reports say he died early Wednesday morning after being struck by nine officers an unreported number of times. He was believed to be intoxicated. Some witnesses evidently filmed the incident on their cellphones. However, deputies were quick to confiscate the phones. Individuals who claim they saw the event in addition to Silva’s relatives recounted a scene where officers were beating a powerless man to death. Witnesses were outraged at video evidence being confiscated by deputies. Read more…
“You have 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 sheriffs. The guy was laying on the floor and 8 sheriffs ran up and started beating him up with sticks. The man is dead right here, right now. I got everything on video tape. This man was doing nothing. These cops had no reason to do this to this man. CALL TO 911 RECORDED