Video shows Broward Sheriff’s deputy punch man handcuffed to hospital bed

Body-cam video shows a deputy punch a man who was under arrest and handcuffed to a hospital bed, in a recording released Wednesday by the Broward Public Defender’s office.

It is the second time this week that Broward Sheriff’s deputies have been accused of using excessive force, and both times were recorded on video.

On April 18, videos showed a deputy banging 15-year-old DeLucca Rolle’s head on a McDonald’s parking lot in Tamarac. The teen was also pepper-sprayed.

The incident that ended in the hospital began Jan. 1 at a Pompano Beach Walmart when David Rafferty O’Connell, 27, of Boca Raton, was accused of charging an employee and throwing a punch. The employee “blocked the strike,” Deputy Jorge Sobrino, 24, wrote in arrest reports.

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