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The Latest: Man beaten while jaywalking says it’s a blur

Nandi Cain, left, discusses the beating he received from a Sacramento Police officer two weeks ago during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Cain's attorney, John Burris, right, announced that a federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the city and county of Sacramento for allegations that Cain was beaten by Sacramento Police Officer Anthony Figueroa, who had stopped Cain for jaywalking. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on man punched by officer in jaywalking dispute (all times local):

1:00 p.m.

A Sacramento man punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer believes he would still be in jail if a bystander had not caught the confrontation on video that went viral.

Nandi Cain was walking home April 10 when an officer told him to stop because he had jaywalked.

He refused and challenged the officer to a fight.

Video from a police dash camera showed the officer throwing Cain to the ground and punching him while he was down.

Cain told reporters Monday that his memory of the events are blurry.

He has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento.

The lawsuit alleges he was also abused in jail after his arrest.

Sacramento police did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment

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9:18 a.m.

A lawyer for a Sacramento man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento.

The lawsuit alleges he was also abused in jail after his arrest.

Nandi Cain was walking home April 10 when an officer told him to stop because he had jaywalked.

He refused and challenged the officer to a fight.

Video from a police dash camera showed the officer throwing Cain to the ground and punching him while he was down.

The lawsuit claims jail workers repeatedly kneed Cain in the ribs and used their knees to pin him down while stripping off his clothes.

Sacramento police did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

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