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Lenny Dykstra

I Was SAVAGELY BEATEN By Cops

... In L.A. County Jail

4/2/2014 4:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0402_lenny_dykstra_gettyLenny Dykstra claims he was beaten within an inch of his life while in custody at L.A. County Jail ... and the former MLB great says his attackers were corrupt cops ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports.

Dykstra -- who was locked up for bankruptcy fraud -- is suing L.A. County claiming back in April 2012, roughly 6 sheriffs entered his cell, yanked him from his bed and began beating him for no reason. 

Dykstra says he was punched in the head, face, nose, mouth, arms, legs and body -- and his head was slammed into a wall. He also claims he was kicked and beaten until he was "barely breathing."

In his lawsuit, Lenny claims he suffered serious injuries -- including bruises, scabs and some of his teeth were knocked out. 

And get this ... Lenny claims corrupt law enforcement officers prevented him from getting proper medical attention after the beating --  instructing nurses and doctors to NOT do their job. 

Dykstra also says the Captain of the jail had it out for him -- and had him labeled as crazy and told the medical staff to forcibly medicate him with drugs to discredit him. 

And for theatrical flair, Dykstra, in his suit, compared the cops to the corrupt officers in the Stallone flick "Copland" ... which, for the record, was NOT Sly's finest work. 

We reached out to the Sheriff's Dept. for comment -- so far, no word back. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Oh, please.....

202 days ago
2.

Dog And Pony    

Hey, Lenny, are you sure it wasn't some of your scammed investors that kicked your ass?

I'll wait for the highlight reel on ESPN.

202 days ago
3.

Carl    

Normally I'd think he was full of crap. But the LA County jails have been embroiled in numerous scandals of late about things like this.

202 days ago
4.

H8Kardash    

Maybe it was people you screwed out of money you POS

202 days ago
5.

Googie    

Another innocent person arrested & beaten for no reason at all. All innocent inmates should be treated with respect, sheriffs should say please & thank you & ask them what they want for dinner. How inhumane that jailbirds are not furnished with 60 inch tvs, they should also have cable TV.
....... Truth is I think they treat these criminals with kit gloves. I think they feed them too well and they also get free medical care while incarcerated. After they get out of jail, they cry they've been beaten. Bull$hit.

202 days ago
6.

boo boo    

As much as I think the guy is a crooked lying thief, it sounds exactly like the mo of the la sheriff dept.

202 days ago
7.

wingfreak    

Can't say I feel bad for ya you prick

202 days ago
8.

arealrascal    

Yeah, we all know there are crooked cops out there, but I don't think we could find a less-believable "victim" than this piece o' sh*t.

202 days ago
9.

6one9    

I hope they got it ALL on video
so you can prove it!!
I bet not!!

202 days ago
10.

Brien    

Well then you should have kept your f-ing mouth shut and listened to the guards.

202 days ago
11.

Jamey Hunter    

Memo to Lenny: Stop committing crime and this will not happen.

202 days ago
12.

PT    

Ah, LACSD - setting the standards of brutality all departments will strive to attain.

202 days ago
13.

Lil-za    

He's lying... Went from 60 million to zero plus serious cocaine and hero on addiction...

202 days ago
14.

Jimbo    

Waaa...

202 days ago
15.

Chris    

All county jails have attitude adjustment goon squads. They are smarter then us. The "trick" is to follow orders, shut up, or do nothing to be there in the first place. Easy.

202 days ago
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