Alabama Judge Throws Out Case Against Officer Who Partially Paralyzed Indian Grandfather

January 15, 2016
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In Alabama, a federal judge has thrown out the civil rights case against the former Madison police officer accused of using excessive force against an unarmed Indian grandfather who was left partially paralyzed. In February 2015, Officer Eric Parker and other officers approached Sureshbhai Patel as he was taking a walk. A neighbor had called 911 to report a "skinny black guy" in the neighborhood. Dash camera footage shows police slamming Patel from a standing position face-first into the ground. On Wednesday, Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala granted a motion to acquit Officer Eric Parker, following two mistrials last year.


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