Ten deputies have been put on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate the videotaped beating of a suspect, Sheriff John McMahon of San Bernardino County, California, said Friday, according to CNN affiliate KCAL.
McMahon said criminal investigations have begun into the suspect's actions and into the actions of deputies, KCAL reported. An internal investigation also has been launched.
In video captured by cameras aboard a helicopter for KNBC, deputies gather around the man after he falls from a horse he was riding to flee from them. The video shows deputies using a stun gun on him and then repeatedly kicking and hitting him.