Eric Parker, a Madison, Alabama, USA Police Officer has been charged with third degree assault after a Friday, February 6th incident in which 57 year old Sureshbhai Patel (a recent arrival from India) was stopped by Parker and another officer after a resident in the neighborhood called to report a suspicious man on the block.
On dashcam video, we see the officers approach the Mr. Patel and engage him in conversation. Obviously there being a language barrier as Mr. Patel spoke little or no English, the officers mistook him for something he wasn’t and Officer Parker aggressively throws Patel to the ground where he is talked down to in the manner most Police talk to the public (like you’re their retarded little cousin). They then attempt to stand Patel up but he clearly has trouble staying on his feet and is unable to walk under his own power.
Mr. Patel was admitted to hospital and was determined to have neck injury and that he had no feeling in his arms and legs. Neck surgery was performed the next day and Mr. Patel has since recovered some feeling but remains partially paralyzed.
Madison Police Chief Muncey said that Officer Parker has been suspended with the possibility for termination. The FBI has also launched a Civil Rights inquiry. So it looks like some justice will come of this nonsense. Paralyzed for committing the crime of fucking walking down the street. It should also be noted that Patel was described by the man who called the police as “a black man”. Despite Ferguson, police respond quickly to the possibility of a black man walking around a predominantly white community.
Mad props go out to Best Gore member rebelk for the video.