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Video: Chase Ends With Deputy Punching Suspect Over A Dozen Times

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A high-speed chase that began in the San Gabriel Valley today ended with a cruiser crashing into a tree and a deputy punching a suspect over a dozen times.

The chase began this morning just before 11 a.m. when authorities responded to reports of a burglary at a home near Penrose Place and Oldenberg Court in Rancho Cucamonga, KTLA reports.

Authorities from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and CHP tailed a 1996 Lincoln Town Car west on the 210 to Pasadena, where the driver pulled off the freeway. The chase ended on Paloma Street near Palo Verde Avenue and three people were arrested, NBC LA reports. Near the end of the chase, a Rancho Cucamonga police cruiser crashed into a tree. No one was hurt in the crash, but the car did sustain some front-end damage.

Via aerial footage, two deputies can be seen holding a male suspect down on the ground. As the suspect struggles, one deputy can be seen repeatedly punching the man in his torso and face, as well as kneeing him in the head. A third deputy eventually approaches, and the man is rolled over and restrained.

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The man was then loaded into an ambulance by firefighters, who placed him on a stretcher and put a brace on his neck. Throughout all of the this, the man seemed to be conscious and continued to move.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman told KTLA she could not yet comment about any use of force.