Caught on camera: Shocking moment autistic man slammed to floor by policeman just two days before he died
This is the moment an autistic man was slammed to the ground by a police officer just two days before he died.
Shocking CCTV footage has been released showing the moment David Levi Dehmann was grabbed by Deputy Chase Wright, picked up and thrown to the floor.
According to police reports, 33-year-old Mr Dehmann, who suffers from autism and Tourette’s Syndrome his family claim, was arrested for disorderly conduct on April 21 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
It is claimed he was drunk and had fallen down near some toilets and could barely stand when officers arrived.
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Flashpoint: Dehmann is caught on camera moving towards the officer and raising his arms
He was put in a car and taken to Knox County jail but once inside, began joking with police.
CCTV shows Mr Dehmann apparently trying to pat officers on the back and shake their hands, but when he gets to Deputy Chase, things turn sour.
The officer seems to knock the arrested man’s hand out of the way which causes Mr Dehmann to move towards him and raise his own hands towards the Deputy.
It is at this point the officer grabs the other man and slams him into the ground.
Street Democracy writes:
Darken ‘figures of fiends’ wearing costumes that legalises overtly hostile treatment with a crushing force of violence represents our police force of today.
It is most horrifying to watch freedom and safety be forcibly removed in an explosion of dynamic tyranny, a spontaneous erosion of human dignity at the hands of those meant to protect us.
The demonisation of society, the criminalisation of individuals by sadistic inclinations of physical butchery is our ‘police state society’ now implemented to the highest level.
Are we to tolerate an inchoate ‘gulag’ society and live in fear of authority?
Are we secretly all under house arrest to be treated as criminals whether we’ve broken the law or not, the potential is there perhaps?
With our Human Rights hanging in the balance, the Tories menacing ambition towards us to remove our strength, deprive us of our civil rights.
This mounting repression is dangerously violent, aggressive and sadistic creating a collective despair, fear and a legitimate rage.
Our policing seems to hold a badge giving them the license to harm, injure and kill members of the public and we cannot stand the stance of tolerance because one day, they’ll be at our door, body slamming us to the ground.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy