Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)

Disturbing video appears to show deputies beating suspect in Mission alley

A video that appears to show two sheriff’s deputies viciously beating a man in a San Francisco alley was obtained by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, which is trying to find out the circumstances of the incident and the identity of the victim.

“It’s extremely disturbing,” Public Defender spokeswoman Tamara Aparton said. “[The victim] doesn’t appear to be resisting at all. We want to find out the circumstances of his arrest, and the extent of his injures as soon as we can.”

The Public Defender’s Office says that the two people allegedly beating the man are Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The Thursday morning incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Clinton Park near it’s intersection with Valencia Street.

In the video, the victim runs around a corner, falls and then is set upon by two unidentified officers who repeatedly punch, kick and beat him with their batons. After the apparent beating, the male victim is left on the ground as he asks for help.

“He’s begging for help,” Aparton said.

The video, which is compiled footage from a time-lapse surveillance camera in the area, makes the incident look shorter than it was, Aparton said.

Witnesses to the incident contacted the Public Defender’s Office about what they saw and passed along the video.

The witnesses who saw it were really disturbed, Aparton said. A puddle of blood was on the street the next day, she added.

San Francisco police officials did not return calls for comment, nor did the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.

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Two police officers caught on tape beating a man Thursday morning in the Mission. (Courtesy/Public Defender)

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