Man seen in news video being beaten by California deputies released from jail

WATCH ABOVE: Authorities pursuing a man on a stolen horse in San Bernardino was seen being beaten by law enforcement as he was apprehended. (WARNING: Viewers discretion is advised)

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A California man who was beaten by several sheriff’s deputies following a 2 1/2-hour-long chase involving a stolen horse has been released from jail.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department website says Francis Pusok was released on bail Sunday evening.

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The 30-year-old’s violent arrest, which was recorded by a TV news helicopter, has led to an FBI civil rights investigation and 10 deputies being placed on leave pending an internal investigation.

WATCH: Francis Pusok’s attorneys say Pusok claims he did no resist during the violent arrest.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said last week that the video “disturbed and troubled” him and appeared to show an excessive use of force.

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Pusok fled by car and then on the horse in the desert Thursday while deputies chased him. They had tried to serve a search warrant in an identity-theft investigation.

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