SAN DIEGO, CA — A San Diego family was devastated after a deputy beat their innocent son who had Down Syndrome.
The deputy used a metal baton to beat the innocent boy, then pepper sprayed him in the face, and rammed his head into the pavement, according to reports.
Although their son, Antonio Martinez is 21-yrs-old by assigned numerical birth date, he is actually only 7-yrs-old on a cognitive level.
This is why he was confused and didn’t understand what the cop was trying to tell him as he was leaving his parents bakery shop.
Apparently, Deputy Jeffrey Guy, thought he was “suspicious” for wearing a hoodie.
Deputy Guy told Antonio to “stop walking,” but because Antonio functions at the level of a 7-yr-old child, he was unable to respond in the way that Deputy Guy wanted.
Deputy Guy let loose and used his metal baton on the innocent boy as horrified witnesses screamed and begged the Deputy to stop.
The Sheriff’s department refused to fire the deputy.
However, the Board of Supervisors has approved a settlement for $1 million for the Antonio’s family.
“Did the Sheriff’s Department learn anything from this incident? “I don’t think so.” Jude Basile said — the family’s attorney.
Watch the video below, explaining the original incident: