Believing they had stopped a stolen car after a miles-long pursuit, two California sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest a carjacking victim, who died after the encounter in which one deputy appears to slam the man’s skull into a car door and put him in a neck hold as the other deputy twice deployed his Taser. The car belongs to the man and was not stolen. Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick handed Blount a notice of termination, and the deputy will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete and all appeals have been exhausted.

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