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January 9, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began on a hot summer morning in 1988, when authorities responded to a complaint about an all-night party in a front yard in an otherwise quiet Victorville neighborhood. When it was over, six San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies had used batons, elbows, fists and chokeholds to restrain five Mexican citizens. The men claimed police brutality.
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April 27, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two members of the so-called "Victorville Five" were told by a Los Angeles federal judge Thursday that they can accept a reduced judgment against San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies accused of beating them or opt for a new trial on the question of damages. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima declared in a written ruling that a total of $840,000 in damages awarded to Victor Serrano, 26, and Auro Ruiz, 34, was "excessive and contrary to the weight of the evidence."
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July 26, 1988
A Latino leader called on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to seek a grand jury investigation into an alleged beating of five Mexican nationals by sheriff's deputies in Victorville on June 30. The request was one of a host of recommendations by Armando Navarro, president of the Congress for United Communities, aimed at ending what he called a "history of police brutality" in the county.
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January 20, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a case about "truth, justice, freedom and the American way of life," a lawyer for five Mexican men allegedly beaten by Victorville sheriff's deputies in 1988 asked jurors Friday to award them $6.7 million to "send a message" that "we don't tolerate this kind of conduct here in the United States, ever."
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April 27, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two members of the so-called "Victorville Five" were told by a Los Angeles federal judge Thursday that they can accept a reduced judgment against San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies accused of beating them or opt for a new trial on the question of damages. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima declared in a written ruling that a total of $840,000 in damages awarded to Victor Serrano, 26, and Auro Ruiz, 34, was "excessive and contrary to the weight of the evidence."
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July 12, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Latino leaders here Monday demanded a federal investigation of what they contend was a brutal, unprovoked attack on five Mexican nationals by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies. A three-minute videotape of the June 30 incident in Victorville, made by an unidentified witness, was shown to reporters Monday afternoon.
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December 21, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
San Bernardino County prosecutors will not file criminal charges against four Sheriff's Department deputies who allegedly used excessive force against five undocumented aliens during an altercation in Victorville that was recorded by an onlooker with a video camera. Latino leaders on Tuesday angrily denounced the decision, which they predicted will worsen already strained relations between the Sheriff's Department and Latinos residing in the high desert area. San Bernardino County Dist. Atty.
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January 20, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a case about "truth, justice, freedom and the American way of life," a lawyer for five Mexican men allegedly beaten by Victorville sheriff's deputies in 1988 asked jurors Friday to award them $6.7 million to "send a message" that "we don't tolerate this kind of conduct here in the United States, ever."
NEWS
January 9, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began on a hot summer morning in 1988, when authorities responded to a complaint about an all-night party in a front yard in an otherwise quiet Victorville neighborhood. When it was over, six San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies had used batons, elbows, fists and chokeholds to restrain five Mexican citizens. The men claimed police brutality.
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
San Bernardino County prosecutors will not file criminal charges against four Sheriff's Department deputies who allegedly used excessive force against five undocumented aliens during an altercation in Victorville that was recorded by an onlooker with a video camera. Latino leaders on Tuesday angrily denounced the decision, which they predicted will worsen already strained relations between the Sheriff's Department and Latinos residing in the high desert area. San Bernardino County Dist. Atty.
NEWS
July 26, 1988
A Latino leader called on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to seek a grand jury investigation into an alleged beating of five Mexican nationals by sheriff's deputies in Victorville on June 30. The request was one of a host of recommendations by Armando Navarro, president of the Congress for United Communities, aimed at ending what he called a "history of police brutality" in the county.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Latino leaders here Monday demanded a federal investigation of what they contend was a brutal, unprovoked attack on five Mexican nationals by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies. A three-minute videotape of the June 30 incident in Victorville, made by an unidentified witness, was shown to reporters Monday afternoon.
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