Another example of police over-reach caught on tape.
Police in West Virginia were caught on video violently arresting a terminally ill man they believed to be drunkenly abusing his children, the Daily Dot reported.
The video shows officers pinning 39-year-old Jeffery Bane to the ground. According to the Morgantown Dominion Post, police in Westover believed Bane was “under the influence of narcotics” when they approached him and his two children on Sept. 6.
“The children appeared to be overheated,” a police complaint stated. “When asked about provisions that he had with him for the children, Bane struck the stroller violently with his hand, pushing it forward abruptly while his infant son was still seated inside.”
Bane was charged with battery on an officer, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. But his nephew, Josh Bane, said in a statement to the Free Thought Project that he actually suffers from Huntington’s Disease, which he described as being “very similar to Parkinson’s.”
“Assuming because of his appearance he was high on narcotics with out reason they began to sub due him, macing and beating him in the head as he fell to his face were he was then held with a great amount of force by two officers double his size as a third one landed on his torso,” the statement read. “For the the next ten minutes as my cousins watch unattended, my uncle pleads and cries out in pain for the lack of breath and agony being applied to him.”