David Sal Silva Beat to death by 9 Officers, Died May 8, 2013
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Seven sheriffs and two California Highway Patrol officers responded to a call about an intoxicated David Sal Silva outside Kern Medical Center. According to reports, David Sal Silva resisted the incoming officers as they tried to arrest him, prompting the nine officers to beat him with batons. David Sal Silva reportedly died in the scuffle, but not of the beating.
Eyewitnesses reported a different story — that David Sal Silva cried for help until his death. Their cell phones later were confiscated video evidence erased by the Sheriff department in order to cover up and hide murder.
“We’ve waited over a year for answers,” said Ralph Silva, David Sal Silva’s uncle. “The DA [District Attorney] and the Sheriff’s work hand in hand, as does the coroner. How can we have justice when the people investigating each other for wrongdoings investigate themselves?”
Silva specifically is challenging the coroner’s report and the District Attorney’s report, which he said was written in favor of the sheriff.
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