LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A convicted drug dealer filed a suit Thursday against Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and five deputies in federal court.

Derek Salazar was allegedly beaten by the deputies on November 2, 2009 while he was awaiting trial on drug charges, his attorney Richard Herman said.

Salazar pleaded guilty November 17, 2009, to sale or transport of a controlled substance, a felony, and was sentenced to two years in state prison, according to court records.

He alleges his constitutional rights to due process and equal protection were violated by the beating.

Comments (7)
  1. diosdado1001 says:

    Give me a break. Those guys should be put away and they should loose all their rights once they have been caught wrongdoing. The attorneys should be in jail with him and talk about all the bad things they have done and perhaps, compare notes to see who is worse..

  2. Iranian Citizen says:

    Sounds like they didn’t knock enough cents into him. Maybe he needs another round.

  3. dan says:

    So he got a beating……so what’s the problem ?

  4. dan says:

    Oh….and while your at it……beat his attorney too !

  5. Timothy McGarry says:

    beatings in jail? Who knew?

  6. duh says:

    This beating of drug dealers and/or felons is an outrage. We need to get this on the priority list immediately! Oh look.. slot number 36 is wide open for a priority!

  7. Stryker 21 says:

    BLOW ME. Don’t call the police when you need them.

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