California man accused of drunken attack on jail guards during arrest claims he was victim of 'racist' beating: reports

A California man was charged with five counts of battery on a custodial officer this week in an incident that he claimed was a "racist" attack on him by jail guards, according to reports.

Jacob Servin, 29, was arrested Sunday for public intoxication in Stockton, Calif. and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail, KOVR-TV reported.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said Servin was combative, grabbing a female officer, kicking an officer in the chest and trying to bite staff.

Servin denies he was violent.

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"Correctional officers were forced to react to his aggressiveness in order to protect themselves and maintain the safety and security of others in the facility," the sheriff's office said in a statement, according to Sacramento's KCRA-TV.

Servin shared photos of himself bloodied and bruised on Instagram this week, claiming he was beaten by jail guards in a “racist hate crime.”

"Yesterday 3 racist county sheriffs from Stockton held me down beat me, choked me, kicked me and tried to snap my neck, with their fists and batons one by one for a long period of time while I was yelling and yelling for them to stop.Whitnesses (sic) could hear me yelling for my life these men tried to kill me all while yelling racist remarks," he wrote.

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The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video of when the incident happened. However, the video doesn’t show the alleged incident, which took place in a temporary holding cell where there are no cameras, Sacramento's KOVR-TV reported.