Man Files Lawsuit Against Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Over Use of Force, Part 2 (Aired: July 8, 2020)
A Winsdor man is suing the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office over unnecessary use of force during a 2019 arrest. But the suit goes further in alleging a pattern of abuse in the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. 35-year old LaMarcus McDonald says that a deputy severely injured him during a 2019 arrest. On Thursday’s North Bay Report, we described what happened that night. But McDonald’s lawsuit goes beyond his own case to reference other instances of police brutality in the county. Reporter Adia White spoke with KQED Criminal Justice Editor, Alex Emslie, about why this is unique.
You can listen to the first part of this interview.
Read Alex Emslie’s article, “Lawsuit: Sonoma Deputy Assaulted Black Man Sleeping in Car, Then Covered It Up” on KQED news. “