San Diego Cops Beat & Pepper Spray Innocent Man With Down Syndrome
A 21-year-old man who is developmentally disabled was hit and forced to the ground, as well as pepper sprayed, before he was taken into custody by California sheriff's deputies.
According to CNN, Antonio Martinez was taken to the hospital and he was also detained for possible obstruction of justice, but San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jan Caldwell said that there was no citation or charge filed on that or other counts.
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