“We had a Sheriff’s Deputy wait until [Guanill] was alone and isolated and then attempt to instigate a fight,” said Guanill’s attorney Curtis Briggs. “When he couldn’t instigate a fight, then he just beat Fernando.”
Guanill himself was initially booked on assaulting a police officer and taken to jail. He said deputies there treated him with dignity.
“The jail, the treatment there was completely wonderful in comparison to General Hospital,” said Guanill.
Guanill and his legal team on Tuesday announced they’re filing a $25,000 claim against the city. They’ve are also calling for the deputies who assisted Lewelling to be investigated or prosecuted as well.