Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Caught on Camera: Man Beaten, Arrested
Arkansas Police Accountability Project
FOX16 (PULASKI COUNTY, AR) - "Yeah I thought I was going to get shot, is what I thought."
Martin Mcclain Jr. says he was at a gas station trying to get money for a job he did for a friend when several undercover sheriff's deputies showed up. That's when this happened.
"They got out and they started hollering my name, and they had guns and I took off running, next thing I know I was getting hit in the head," says Mcclain.
According to a sheriff's office report Mcclain was arrested for drugs after deputies found marijuana, meth, and ecstasy.
He says he didn't have any drugs on him.
The sheriff's office saw this video and investigated the use of excessive force.
"There were a couple of the deputies that were disciplined as a result of the incidence, and that's already been carried out," says Lt. Carl Minden.
Each serving a suspension without pay but months after the incident, Mcclain is wanting more.
"I lost a job, a lot of work, money, my character, my back. I've got three bulging discs in my back right now, I'm seeing a specialist. I mean they should have to pay for my doctor's bills, pay for everything I've lost, and those guys, they need to lose their jobs," says Mcclain.
Mcclain has hired a lawyer who is pushing for charges.
"I want these guys to be arrested and convicted of battery, crimes. And then, if we are not satisfied with what happens there, we are going to sue them."
Beaten and arrested, all caught on tape has one Pulaski county man wanting justice.
"Those guys right there, they're not officers, I definitely don't want them protecting my children."
David Lewis the attorney for Martin Mcclain says this is not the only case he is working on against the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.
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