Family of mentally ill Anaheim man say police choked and beat him during fatal 2018 arrest

“During their attempted arrest, the defendant officers repeatedly struck Perkins about his head, face, and body with closed fists,” the suit read. “Justin’s uncle, Mike Perkins, stood within feet of the struggle and shouted to the defendant officers, ‘He’s not trying to hurt you! He’s just scared; he has a mental disorder!’ ”

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