A black grandfather was punched and kicked by white police officers after suffering an epileptic seizure while walking his autistic grandson to school, his family says.
A female bystander captured footage of the Thursday morning incident in Minden, Louisiana, which saw five cops – four of them white, one black – gather around Robby Bailey, 53.
Bailey was already on the ground by the time the woman and another bystander began filming, with one of the white cops seen kicking him, and another filmed punching him.
BREAKING NEWS: I've obtained cell phone video of a man getting punched & kicked by officers in Minden, LA. The use of force incident now being investigated according to the Chief of Police, while the man's family tells @KSLA he suffered an epileptic seizure before the encounter. pic.twitter.com/FAdRR5ImrK
— Stacey Cameron (@StaceyTVJourno) April 15, 2021
At one point an officer yells ‘stop resisting!’ while Bailey’s grandson, who family said is autistic, watches helplessly a few feet away.
His mother Margia Bailey, 80, told DailyMail.com on Friday morning that her son is being treated in hospital, although she is unsure how severe his injuries are.
She says that she has yet to see footage of the incident, and refused to comment further on the altercation.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says the officer filmed kicking Bailey – who has not been identified – was placed on leave, KSLA 12 News reported.
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Source: Daily Mail