The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office continues to persecute a mentally ill man who suffered severe burns while Citrus Heights police pinned him to the hot asphalt following an incident at a restaurant.
The DA intends to charge James Bradford Nelson, 28, who bears thick scars on his chest, face and buttocks as a result of his encounter, with parole violation.
Nelson’s mother and stepfather, Tarsha and Barry Benigno, said police used excessive force against Nelson, and should be held accountable for his injuries.
Feckless Citrus Heights police Chief Ron Lawrence has defended the brutality of his officers.
Nelson was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a teenager, and that his life has been a constant cycle of arrests and incarcerations related to his psychotic outbursts.