44 thoughts on “New videos of police beating in Ukiah come to light — video shows Ukiah police beating local mentally ill man (with videos) (updated 1:57pm)

    • Karma’s a b#@$&. He likes to mess with 10 year old girls. Thank you to Ukiah Police.

  1. What was the crime he was committing? He was maced for being naked. One officer especially seems to be hitting him multiple times in the head. Sounds like the city of Ukiah will be paying a huge excessive force payout….

  2. I used to live in Ukiah. This worl is going to crap and its because of situations like this. Police brutality, not all officers do this, but some do. It has to end.

  3. How about actually listening to the officers command? Yet your butt naked high on LSD doing who knows what and people getting upset for the officers using force. Would you like that dude outside your house where you’re kids are playing?

    • Did you read the whole article? There is no reason to excessively punch someone. They pepper sprayed him and used a taser on him. That is plenty. He has a history of mental health issues and this county shut all mental health down. It’s sad to see what this man and his family just went through. I really hope nobody in your family ever has to endure this.

    • How about cops learn to control their toddler like impulses and not repeatedly beat a man in his head?

      Boot licking pig apologists like you are what’s wrong with this county.

      Not following commands doesn’t give police license to dole out whatever physical punishment they so desire. You’re disgusting if you think so.

    • Clearly this guy is mentally ill took LSD because he ran out of his meds according to a family member. Sorry but UPD clearly beat the hell out of him when he was handcuffed and laying on the hot asphalt. No excuses, the guy was helpless.

    • Would you like your brother or son who is mentally challenged to be treated like he’s nothing ? And beaten unjustifiably when there were ample opportunities to subdue him ? If you can say yes to these questions then you need to take your heartless ads for a mental evaluation. It must be hard to have compassion when you hold your imperfect ass on a pedestal you built.

  4. How many TIMES does the OFFICER have to SAY get on the GROUND? How about, listening? Yeah, it’s an old concept, but it does work. Smh. He was maced for approaching the cops and not listening. This is stupid!

    • He was having a psychotic break down. He was mentally ill. They didn’t have to punch him in the head after he was already restrained. There’s no excuse for unnecessary violence.

    • He was probably saying it was too hot. I burned the heels of my feet yesterday outside sweeping my deck. I have neuropathy and it wasn’t until later in the shower I realized they were literally burnt. And you’ve clearly never been around a mentally ill person. Comprehension is not on their list of qualities let’s put it that way.

  5. Not complying while hacked up on who knows what, will result in a well deserved ass whipping.
    Imagine this guy around someoneds kids in this condition.
    You all keep going after the cops for doing a job you couldn’t do or wouldn’t do. You have no idea what went on through the entire event just a couple moments in each video.
    One day you may come face to face with this dude with your family and you’ll wish you had a cop to kick his ass and get him off the streets.

    • How about cops learn to control their toddler like impulses and not repeatedly beat a man in his head?

      Boot licking pig apologists like you are what’s wrong with this county.

      Not following commands doesn’t give police license to dole out whatever physical punishment they so desire. You’re disgusting if you think so.

    • Your a pos if you think this is right you are a true piece of shit and i hope the absolute worst for you in life you are uneducated and maybe that will help you if someone just violently beats you ass like they did to him if ypu think thats gonna make him learn maybe it could teach you something

    • Yeah, maybe I’m a wussy but I’m not really looking to bumfight a 210 lb guy high as hell with nothing to loose (hence why I’m not a cop). Sure I think it could have been done a little better, but I’m glad it wasn’t me in the situation.

  6. This is bullshit there should be better ways to handle a situation instead of beating the shit out of somebody fuck the Ukiah police department this kind of behavior seems to make them very happy I think they all need to be reprimanded makes me sick to my stomach they all should be fired there are so many mentally ill people in this area somebody needs to take care of the situation not beat and hurt people at least with the Mendocino State hospital was going people like that could be taken care of something needs to be done this is bullshit

  7. I wonder how many people criticizing the action of the police have ever fought with a naked man on PCP? Monday morning quarterbacking is easy, fighting with a maniac is not.

    • This right here, try seeing how difficult it is to restrain a young adult male who is high and doesn’t wanna comply. You’ll find out just how difficult it is when someone is really not interested. You could get a paramedic and a social worker and a family member on site and still need the officers to subdue him if he doesn’t feel like complying. Those folks aren’t going to do the hard job of making a person do what they are told. We are missing footage from the middle of this incident, officers could have been attacked as they are trained to throw fists if they have fists thrown at them. This is standard escalation tactics.

  8. Even if any of what the pro-upd say is true (I have been around mentally ill people & most can be talked to and calmed down) it does NOT take 7 strong young men, ALL at the SAME time, to CONTINUE PUNCHING a man in the head while he is ALREADY DOWN ON THE GROUND, to subdue and take him in!!! WTF! They got him down THEN they all came a runnin and ALL 7 were punching him in the head. Hardly seemed that the officer’s safety was, in no way shape or form, threatened. NOWHERE in this article is it mentioned that the man had physically harmed anyone. So why was it necessary for these 7 strong, strapping, ARMED, COMBAT TRAINED officers to GANG up on ONE apparently older less physically fit person? Is that how chicken shit these 7 so-called, combat trained and armed, men are? That it took 7 to take down 1 older, non-combat trained, unarmed, man that was CLEARLY a less PHYSICALLY FIT man. Are they that incompetent and weak? That is pretty sad. Though gang mentality is just that, GANG mentality!

    • I’m not saying I condone hitting the guy after he’s down, but I don’t see why you take issue with cops not wanting to sacrifice their lives every time someone is high and causing a public disturbance. The dude is 25 years old 210 lbs and jacked up on drugs (don’t know why you keep saying he is ‘CLEARLY a less PHYSICALLY FIT’ and ‘older’ man, most cops I’ve seen are fat@sses and older than 25). I’d like to see you take him down Cheryl. I don’t know what you expect, would it be better if every time a cop wanted to detain someone they had a single combat in a ring of honor?

  9. Kathy: “He has a history of mental health issues and this county shut all mental health down.”

    Actually mental health providers are paid millions of dollars each year in this county. And measure B is supposed to be helping also. Sadly, you can’t force a person to seek help. Looks to me that at least two of the Officers have a lot of explaining to do. I don’t know what happened but from watching the video this just somehow seems very wrong.


  10. Omg I’m pretty enraged by the department claiming there is not enough training on how to handle mentally ill. We just reimbursed the department over $12,000 from the measure b funds for costs incurred for a mental health training course. $12,000 is a lot of money for a training course so if not trained then what did we pay for. ( measure b is funded through a sales tax that we voted on in order to find mental health facility and services in our county. We have $16 million dollars in this fund waiting for our county officials to figure out their plan. They are 3 years into the 5 year term for the tax at the end of the 5th year it was originally projected to produce about $32 million in funds well $7million a year is actually $35 million but math is tough I guess!
    Every single officer should be fired and put in front of a panel to explain themselves.

  11. Truth is this man was having a psychotic mental health breakdown …. he is bipolar and schizophrenic …… he was in crisis and needed an appropriate crisis response which the UPD are not trained enough how to respond to mental illness crisis episodes !!! They do respond to some of them quite well…..being repeatedly hit in the head is unacceptable !! Police responding to someone in a psychotic episode is the problem … response needs to be from mental health crisis not cops !!!

  12. This needs the FBI to investigate this brutal attack on this mentality unstable man. Every cop involved, especially the one who repeatedly punches the victim in the head should be fired…. to day we watch the trial of the killing of George Floyd by the cops in Minnesota.
    When will things change with police brutality?

  13. First, what exactly will a mental health person accomplish? Public Guardian is the sole investigating agency for LPS and involuntary treatment. Assuming this person could be 5150’d, who would “convince” this guy to submit to being transported? Unfortunately many mentally ill people refuse to cooperate with prescribed medication, which can help, especially with schizophrenia. Often controlled substances are the go to for mentally ill persons, which complicates the response to being confronted. Second, what mental health agency has a “roving” agency response to the many mentally ill persons on the streets of Ukiah? If you do not want police intervention, the mental health agency has to walk the streets and identify those who refuse treatment, who are potentially using drugs, and who need involuntary treatment. There is no such process despite the significant money thrown at agencies. Third, if a mental health agency identifies at risk mentally ill they violate privacy laws. The reporting person called the police, not mental health because : what exactly could mental health persons do?

  14. These “police officers” are a bunch of Derek Chauvin wannabes…are they now on “paid administrative leave”? Despicable from those who “protect and serve”….arrest these criminals!

  15. Regardless of ANY mitigating circumstances…once he was subdued the incident should’ve been over. There is NO reason to assault anyone the way this man was assaulted…he was not armed…he was not violent..u can identify yourself as an officer and give explicit instructions BUT in a psychotic break none of that is going to register…this kid is mentally ill…there is NO EXCUSE for the violence shown in these videos…whatever happened to protect and serve?

  16. Why was he naked, coming from raping another minor child? Basterd should have been beaten worse and sooner!!! He’s not mentally ill, he’s a drug addict and a paedophile. He preys on small children and deserves much worse.

    • WTF? Maybe you should work for the Ukiah police too. You are about as smart as they are.

  17. Did anybody read the newspaper on Sunday today happy Easter, Well it says that he kept trying to get up and he was moving all around and wouldn’t comply he was on the goddamn ground not moving and they were beating the shit out of him what Blayton lies I can’t take much more of the shit

  18. I sincerely hope all you fascist pro-pig shitsuckers are “distracted” real soon by some musclebrained knuckeldragger armed with a taser, a can of mace, and a baton. I hope that he (and some buddies, if there happens to be a Donut Shoppe nearby) “distract” the HELL out of you. Just like they did with this guy. Until you bleed from your ears and your anuses. #HaveANiceDay

  19. Just horrible. The cops have become the violent gang. So now the poor man sits in jail when he actually needs mental health care. And why does he need a bail? Bail for this man is outrageous! The cops started the brawl and I never saw him fight back only try to protect himself from the violent public servants. Ukiah needs to test their boys in blue for drugs!!!

  20. Everyone talks about police brutality. Lets look at the record of this man. Look at the fact he failed to follow commands over and over and you can see him fighting the police when he was on the ground. I laugh when I read “he never fought back” lol. He was a psycho pedophile and needs to be locked away and the key lost. Watch the video people. Respect works both ways, if people treat the police like crap, well they will treat you the same. This turd got way less than he actually deserved. Also the police are not meant to be trained psychoanalysts , or therapists like everyone wants them to be. They are police officers. Everyone complains when the police do anything at all. They never look at the pressure of having to deal with a hatful public and disrespectful people on a daily basis.

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