South Merced Community Council member Antoine Hubbard Sr., left, discusses the arrest of William Colbert, a black man who says he was beaten by Merced police, during a press conference at the Merced Senior Community Center in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Colbert, a 39-year-old Merced man, was arrested by police for allegedly resisting arrest after a store clerk called authorities when Colbert argued with the employee over the payment at the AM-PM mini-store on G Street in Merced on March 12. Colbert claims he was brutalized by more than one officer the evening of the 12th and that he committed no crimes.
South Merced Community Council member Antoine Hubbard Sr., left, discusses the arrest of William Colbert, a black man who says he was beaten by Merced police, during a press conference at the Merced Senior Community Center in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Colbert, a 39-year-old Merced man, was arrested by police for allegedly resisting arrest after a store clerk called authorities when Colbert argued with the employee over the payment at the AM-PM mini-store on G Street in Merced on March 12. Colbert claims he was brutalized by more than one officer the evening of the 12th and that he committed no crimes. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com
South Merced Community Council member Antoine Hubbard Sr., left, discusses the arrest of William Colbert, a black man who says he was beaten by Merced police, during a press conference at the Merced Senior Community Center in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Colbert, a 39-year-old Merced man, was arrested by police for allegedly resisting arrest after a store clerk called authorities when Colbert argued with the employee over the payment at the AM-PM mini-store on G Street in Merced on March 12. Colbert claims he was brutalized by more than one officer the evening of the 12th and that he committed no crimes. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com

South Merced advocacy group demands answers in police use-of-force investigation

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