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Posted: April 21, 2015

Man beaten by deputies after horse chase gets $650k

In this frame from KNBC-TV video, deputies surround a man Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Apple Valley, Calif. The deputies recorded beating and kicking a man who was fleeing on horseback. (Photo/KNBC-TV) 
In this frame from KNBC-TV video, deputies surround a man Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Apple Valley, Calif. The deputies recorded beating and kicking a man who was fleeing on horseback. (Photo/KNBC-TV) 

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. —

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Attorneys for a man who was beaten by deputies after running away from them,   first by car and then by horse, have negotiated a $650,000 settement from San Bernardino County.

Francis Pusok, 30, was chased through the desert April 9 as deputies attempted to serve him with a search warrant in an identity-theft investigation.

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Pusok’s detention and beating led to a federal probe and the suspension of 10 deputies under internal investigation. Those investigations are not affected by the monetary settlement, which was negotiated to avoid a civil lawsuit.

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