Video: Deadly Sheriff’s Beating Prompts Charges of Coverup

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BAKERSFIELD — The sharp cracks echoing from the East Bakersfield street were loud enough to jolt Ruben Ceballos from a midnight slumber. Then he heard screams.

The 19-year-old jumped from his living room sofa and hurried to the kitchen door, which offered a view of the violent scene unfolding outside.

“I saw two sheriff’s deputies on top of this guy, just beating him,” Ceballos said.

“He was screaming in pain … asking for help. He was incapable of fighting back – he was outnumbered, on the ground. They just beat him up.”

The man was David Silva, 33, a father of four, and he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

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