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TASER camera catches Calif. cop hitting suspect


By Steve E. Swenson
Bakersfield Californian

SHAFTER, Calif. — A suspended Shafter police officer is facing felony assault charges after videotaping himself clubbing a prone suspect who didn't resist, officers said Wednesday.

Matthew Kirk Shelton, 30, a 3 and 1/2 year veteran of the department -- and who was recently cleared in a fatal shooting of a woman -- will be arraigned Friday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault by a peace officer and falsifying a report.

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