Reports say that 39-year-old Jeffrey Banes was allegedly approached and brutally arrested while walking his kids to the park because the officers thought he was under the influence of a substance. Banes, however, suffers from Huntington’s Disease, which characteristically makes a person look intoxicated due to lost motor function over time.
The incident, which took place on September 6, was caught on camera, and while officers pinned him down after using pepper spray on him, Banes choked on his own blood and cried for help. Banes was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, and battery on an officer.
“Assuming because of his appearance he was high on narcotics with out reason they began to subdue 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,” said Banes’ nephew Josh to The Free Thought Project.
Josh Banes claims that officers spent 10 minutes arresting his uncle and that the young kids were left unattended while their terminally ill father choked on his own blood.
Watch the arrest video below.