A video showing Sheriff’s MPs forcibly arresting a 33-year-old Jurupa Valley man who later died in a hospital has sparked outrage planned with a prayer rally on Sunday

Ernie Serrano stopped breathing after being arrested on suspicion of being assaulted with a fatal weapon around 8:30 p.m. Warm Tuesday at a Riverside Stater Bros. Supermarket, according to the Riverside County’s Sheriff’s Department

Medics were able to get a pulse from Serrano before he was taken to a hospital, where his condition worsened and he died, sheriff officials said

Sgt Lionel Murphy said when the MPs got to the market they saw Serrano fighting a security guard and trying to take the security guard’s gun

“While arresting Serrano, he continued to fight with MPs and did not obey their orders. Violence was used at the time,” Murphy said

The use of force and whether it led to Serrano’s death is currently being investigated, he said

“Pigs lie about what happened, but there are a lot of videos showing what really happened,” wrote Michelle Castillo, Serrano’s aunt, on Facebook

A video showing part of the arrest shows an MP repeatedly beating Serrano with a baton before being knocked to the ground and surrounded by other MPs

A prayer rally was scheduled for Sunday noon at Stater Bros where the arrest took place, 5571 Mission Blvd.

A GoFundMe page created by Justice for Ernie to cover funeral expenses was released on Saturday morning 11$ 139 of the 25th000 dollar target and can be found at wwwGofundmecom / f / ernie-serrano-memorial

Ernie Serrano

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