Cop: ‘He took up a fighting stance against myself’ …
(Alberto Luperon, Lawnewz) An 86-year-old South Carolina man reportedly sustained serious injuries after cops tased him.
The elderly man suffered bleeding on his brain and a broken nose and was put in a medically induced coma.
In his incident report, Officer Stephen Sweikata said believed the man was trying to escape, so he turned on his cruisers blue lights.
The driver, Albert Chatfield, stopped after running a red light, police said.
Sweikata told him to get on the ground, but he allegedly didn’t comply.
“Chatfield ignored all these orders and took up a fighting stance against myself,” Sweikata said in the report.
Cops said they wouldn’t charge him with “acting disorderly” because of his health problem.
“If you cannot restrain an 86-year-old, you need to eat some spinach,” said Bamberg.
“It’s unconstitutional to Tase someone just because they’re not listening. Plus, he’s 86.” Read the full story at LawNewz.com.