Skip to comments.Elderly man calls for ambulance, violent cops beat him instead
Posted on 04/22/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
An elderly Missouri man dialed 911 and asked for an ambulance to come and help his ailing wife. Instead, the police showed up, threw him to the ground, sat on his head and handcuffed him.
He later received stitches for his injuries.
I never had anybody jump on me for doing nothing, said the man, Elbert Breshears of Humansville, Missouri, in a statement to KSPR 33.
The trouble began after Breshears called to get help for his wife, who suffers from dementia. He asked for paramedics to come provide assistance to her after she knocked out one of their homes windows.
The Humansville police arrived first, however.
According to Breshears, an officer tackled him right away, and then barked at him to stand up.
He told me to get up, recalled Breshears. I told him I couldnt.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Humanville Police sounds like animals.
I used to be a big supporter of cops. Not anymore. When thugs like this start disapearring or decorating lamp posts I will probably quietly cheer.
Repeated ad nauseam in community after community...
I guess he was pissed there was no dog to shoot.
I was VERY naive...
...to say the least,
...but I was very young and trusted government--thought it benevolent.
“No dog...” love it!
There has got to be more to this story than a few paragraphs in The Daily Caller.
It makes no sense.
sounds like they should change the name of the town to “Inhuman-ville”
You would have to have been there to judge. There are abusive police. But there are also idiots who police have to deal with.
Old man was probably a ‘domestic terrorist’ as defined by Hairy Reed.
And those friendly officers will proceed to “protect & serve” the ever living s#it out of you.
Me too. I guess we had a rude awakening huh?
Now it's more like "Comply or Die".
Litle did America suspect that when the police write “To protect and to serve” on the sides of their cruisers, it means to serve up Joe Citizen for dinner to officers as violent - and ravening - as Pit Bulls.
Well the officers were afraid for their lives, so they took appropriate action to make it home safely.
< Do I need a Sarc tag?>
Humansville Police Department - Humansville, MO Contact Information
Address 1: 104 W Tilden
County: Polk County
Phone #: 417-754-8110
Fax #: 417-754-8276
My first warning came in junior high school, when I read an article in the Readers Digest about IRS abuse. I was shocked but though that it must surely be a mistake of come kind.
Conviction came when I was in the Army in Europe. I received orders to go to a Middle East war zone. I was packed, ready, dressed in combat fatigues, and waiting for the air plane to leave. As I waited, I saw President Nixon to TV saying: "We have no plans to send any of our troops" I knew he was lying, because I had orders to go. The plans were later cancelled, and I didn't go, but there were definitely "plans" to go. I was one of them.
There is this story, local TV http://www.kspr.com/news/local/elderly-man-says-police-beat-him/21051620_25555390
Breshears says he and his wife were holding hands outside the house and she was calling for help when the police arrived. He says they tackled him, ordered him to get up, and when he couldn’t comply, they became more aggressive.
He also says he’s had problems with the police since the beginning of the year. Secondary versions of the story change that to “past problems with the law.”
The police chief told the reporter over the phone that Breshears is charged with elder abuse, resisting arrest and assault on an officer - the last two standard charges whenever police tackle a citizen.
Maybe not, but I would put money on it. Then--when they told him to get up he couldn't and they attacked him for not complying.
Maybe not, but that is my take.
What ever happened to arriving, announcing "we're the police" and asking what is going on.
Have you ever called the police before?
I suspect that the problem here—and in other recent cases, is that you call the same emergency number—911—for the police or a medical emergency ambulance. A lot depends on the 911 operator getting things right.
I’ll bet the operator heard what sounded like something about a crazy woman, and summoned the police instead of an ambulance.
[There has got to be more to this story than a few paragraphs in The Daily Caller.]
There’s a big gap in the middle of the page and then the story continues.
Same old charges when things look really bad?
They declined an interview or comment OTHER than to discredit him and portray the old guy as a guilty wife and cop abuser, using the media?
Seems a bit unfair..They can say what they want in the media to discredit him, but no other comments on the occurrence?
And if the investigation is on-going, why would they already paint him as guilty in the media?
Wow! The Fullerton Police Academy is really turning out the graduates .....
As the saying goes, almost anything bad can be made even worse by calling the police.
The POS people these police departments hire without psychological screening is the root of the problem. And, today’s police department policies are working to create a police state. Such policies allow aggressive personalities go berserk with the innocent citizen. This is why we have a Constitution.
People have been known to die, even when they comply. I know the hippies and others, used to call them pigs. I wonder if they were on to something, or if the drug war has just made the majority of them into JBTs?
He didn't this time, from what I can see. He called for EMT, and they sent the Police. "Policy." They do that here, too. You want an ambulance, the cops show up. Then you get to deal with their bullshit on top of whatever you needed the ambulance for. My wife needed an ambulance once, and she had to get roughed up by a bullnecked cop before she would get transport.
They really are bastards. It's gotten to where I don't care what bad things happen to them.
Suspect we'll be seeing a lot more of this crap.
"Stop resisting! WHAP"
I looked around, here is some more information.
Giving pigs a bad name.
Dittos to what you said Lurk. Hey Wolffie-ette, look! Here is another Jack Boot ‘Roided up Thug vrs. Innocent American Citizen porn thread for you, (and your fellow cop-suckin’ badge lickers), to ‘use’ tonight.
That I do.
This story had a dearth of information.
Lousy reporting IMHO.
My thoughts also, but no more.
As my defense attorney cousin always tells me the police are not your friend.
Ma'am? I respectfully suggest this isn't the country we grew up in.
If you only knew how happy I would be to eat my words should this turn out to be a fraudulent report.
See post 40
When a family member is ill or injured, domestic violence is assumed and acted upon by police and/or medical employees.
In general, 911 protocol on any call with some element of danger or uncertainty is to send police to secure the scene before ambulance arrives.
Around here, there is a real effort to let the cops know about call history at the location and they will often know that one of the residents has dementia.
But, if the caller has a history of problems with the cops, they will know that as well and the cops will pull up expecting a fight.
Missouri seems to be a hotbed of bad cops and overreaction. I knew before I read the story it had to be in MO.
His injuries seem a little excessive to me. We are talking about a senior citizen after all.
Probably time for guerilla war. A few targeted assassinations against these thugs and they will start fearing the people. Look up 4th Generation Warfare sometime to see how we are going to have to make the fight VERY personal for the tyrants.
You should have seen the other guy's boots...
What ever happened to arriving, announcing “we’re the police” and asking what is going on. —
They consider all citizens always lie to them, so why waste time asking anything?
Well, Missouri is a lot safer now that they locked up the guy who they forgot to lock up for 13 years.
You know, the one who was keeping his nose clean, working, paying taxes, and raising four kids with his wife (not baby mama).
I'm sure the other Missourians manning the oars of the Missouri State tax galley are feeling the love, too...
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