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May 13th, 2013
09:22 PM ET

Police confiscate witness videos after allegedly beating man to death

Bakersfield police are accused of beating a man to death and then confiscating videos of the incident.

Family members of the man who died are fighting for access to video and audio tape taken by bystanders at the scene.

David Sal Silva, the father of four young children died, after police say they were responding to reports of possible public intoxication and the 33-year-old resisted arrest.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Stephanie Elam is in Bakersfield, California.


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  1. Chuck

    My prediction the cops will be found innocent of all wrong doing and the man will be found to be deserving of being beaten to death by cops on the sidewalk as his punishment for, lets say resisting arrest or being drunk and disorderly in public...I just have one question? When did drunken disorderly become a crime punishable by death by night stick and boot to the face...

    May 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Reply

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