I hate to write this. I have 2 nephews who are LEOs and I was one for a time. Feces like this bothers me, a lot. Is this what LE is like today?
My brother recently ( a year ago) found out that he is epileptic. He recently got his drivers license back after having it taken from him and was driving on a highway in Mass when he had another seizure. He drifted over into a car on the left and pushed the womans car into the barrier. Then he assumes he drifted to the right where his car was stopped by a barrier there. The woman stopped to render aid and call the police for “assistance”. One showed up and my brother assumes he was unresponsive as he was still having the seizure, so the cop called for backup. He was told that at one point 5-6 state troopers had him on the ground and were kicking him while he laid there unresponsive. Maybe they can demonstrate that modern medical technique to hospitals and such: I’m sure it’s effective. He came out of the seizure restrained to a gurney in the hospital with a statey screaming at him inches from his face, and spit flying. His common law wife showed up and told the nurse he’s an epileptic, and the restraints were removed and the state police evaporated into thin air. Today he is heavily bruised, is missing part of his ear, has lacerations from the restraints because (so he tells me) epileptics don’t feel pain and what ever was used for restraints were clearly sharp edged (cable tie type cuffs?). He has no feeling in either hand and one of his arms is swollen. He kept saying over the phone, “It’s a good thing they didn’t hit my chest or I’d be dead.”. He has an aortic graft (?) and a blow to it can rupture it for instant death.
He was carrying at the time (legally) and now the state cops don’t want to give his gun back to him (Massachusetts!). So far he has gotten this from them, “Can you prove it’s yours!??” and “What if you go into a fit again and start to shoot people up?”. FWIW, he’s owned that 1911 for over 40 years. He has a local PD detective working to get it back for him. But what assholes these Massachusetts State Cops are! My words to my brother were," At this time, with everything happening, what the hell were they thinking!??". He told me that the local detective said the exact same thing. Do they really think they’ll get away with behavior like that? They must know that their jobs are on the line at this point. Even if he had been on illicit drugs (It’s my assumption that’s what they thought) how does that beating help the situation?
My brother might not remember what went on until coming to in the hospital but he has plans to see every one of them again at a time and place yet to be agreed on. (If you get my drift) He can’t work and is going to be forced to go onto disability for at least a time. The nice part is that he has witnesses, and in this day and age someone might have video if all of the dash cams and cop cams somehow mysteriously “weren’t working”.
I was a cop 40 years ago, but is this typical for LEO behavior today? If so it’s gone severely downhill in the 40 years since I was wearing the uniform. I know my nephews aren’t like that, I’ve discussed it with them, but are they surrounded by this low caliber of LEO? I don’t think my local cops today are like that or I’d have heard about it.