Christopher Hernandez (2580)

12/28/2004: Police were called to a nightclub parking lot at 1 a.m. for a disturbance with vehicles recklessly driving. Hernandez was a passenger in one of those vehicles, and his misbehavior -- bumping a deputy, refusing orders, kicking one in the knee unexpectedly -- escalated into deputies physically subduing him and ignoring his complaints of not being able to breathe. He was beaten, Tasered perhaps 20 times, and died. His parents settled with the county for $50K.

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