Defense: 2 cops charged in fatal beating of homeless CA man faced 'combative' suspect

  • Article by: GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 3, 2013 - 12:00 AM

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A homeless man who died after a violent confrontation with six California police officers was combative, grabbed at one officer's stun gun and struggled so hard against attempts to handcuff him that the officers arresting him asked a dispatcher to broadcast an urgent call for back-up three times, attorneys for two police officers charged in the death said during opening statements.

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