Alabama police officer arrested over grandfather-slamming

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Alabama police officer arrested over grandfather-slamming

Eric Parker of the Madison County Alabama has been arrested over the Third degree assault of Mr. Sureshbhai Patel, a grandfather from India visiting the US.

He has been temporarily paralyzed by being Slammed into the ground during a Police Stop. He received injuries to his spine that could leave him paralyzed.

The visit to the US to his son has turned to tragedy for the 57 year old Indian grandfather.
His family and a whole swathe of People are now criticizing this tragedy. Adding to the recent spat of noticeable police violence, the Indian media are now criticizing the US White-house over this action, which has already been termed as “Not inline with Madison Police Department Standards” by Chief Larry Muncey.

He further states in an email statement to concerned citizens:
“Thank you for taking the time to email our department and share your concerns. As the Chief of Police and community member, I am equally concerned about the incident. I have instructed the Office of Professional Standard’s Lieutenant to conduct a thorough investigation into the entire incident. I understand everyone’s desire for immediate action, but that would be reckless, and could potentially lead to injustice. I respectfully request your patience while we investigate this incident. When the investigation is complete, we will be open and transparent with our findings.”
According to:
Hank Sherrod, attorney for the family, this morning said the man was not walking on other people’s property nor looking in garages.

“This is broad daylight, walking down the street. There is nothing suspicious about Mr. Patel other than he has brown skin,” said Sherrod.

But Sureshbhai Patel does not speak English, this being only his second trip to the United States. He had arrived less than two weeks ago.

The statement by Madison police refers to a “communication barrier.” Chirag Patel said his father speaks only Gujarati, and some Hindi.

Sherrod says the Sureshbhai Patel told the police officers “no English” and repeated his son’s house number.

The police statement says the officer attempted to frisk the man.

“The subject began putting his hands in his pockets,” reads the police statement. “Officers attempted to pat the subject down and he attempted to pull away. The subject was forced to the ground, which resulted in injury.”

Sherrod said he spoke with Sureshbhai Patel at Huntsville Hospital this morning. He said there were two officers present and that Patel was patted down and did not pull away. Sherrod said one officer then pulled Patel’s arm up behind him and slung him face first into the ground. He said Patel could not say what happened after that.

“This is just one of those things that doesn’t need to happen,” said Sherrod, saying the police escalated to violence without cause and left Patel lying bleeding from his face, paralyzed and in need of paramedics. “That officer doesn’t need to be on the streets.”


Sureshbhai Patel

It seems to us Mr. Patel is not covered by insurance policies. To help cover his medical costs visit: Sureshbhai Patel’s Recovery Fund

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It might be because of our mobile devices and explosion of new technology, or it might be because of something from the past but we should not mess with Karma.      The officer in question was later released on a $1000 bond.                     My Name Is Earl

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