Calif. Cops Accused of Kidnapping, Beating Witness

In a court declaration filed Thursday a man claims he was kidnapped and beaten by three Pasadena police detectives working a homicide case.

Gomez has been named in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of Kendrec McDade against the city of Pasadena and members of its police department.

McDade was unarmed when he was shot March 24 in Pasadena by officers Mathew Griffin and Jeffrey Newlen. Gomez conducted much of the initial police investigation.

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