September 23, 2008
A MAN in the middle of a diabetic episode was beaten by police who thought he was trying to resist arrest after a short car chase, according to a lawsuit filed today.
It is alleged that 59-year-old Ernest Griglen was beaten so badly during the June 15 incident he needed surgery to remove part of his brain, US television network WDIV reported.
According to the lawsuit filed by his wife Pamela and lawyer Arnold Reed, Mr Griglen was driving along a freeway near the US city of Detroit when he experienced a diabetic hypoglycaemic episode.
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They said the episode forced Mr Griglen to swerve between lanes before he was pulled over by police who thought he was drunk.
“They began to hit him, punch him and throw him to the ground,” Mr Reed said.
WDIV said two different reports of the incident was filed by police.
One report said Griglen was pursued along the freeway by police because of a domestic violence complaint.
The other report said he became “combative” and was forced to the ground by officers.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 9:33 am