Man Files Lawsuit Against Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Over Use of Force (Aired: July 2, 2020)

35-year old La’Marcus McDonald is suing the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office in a federal lawsuit filed at the end of last month. McDonald, who is Black, says that a deputy slammed his head to the pavement and knocked him unconscious in July of 2019. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with KQED Criminal Justice Editor, Alex Emslie, about the details of the lawsuit. In the audio clip, Emslie starts by describing what happened to McDonald that night.

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