Two police officers recently beat, tased and restrained Christopher Knox after he suffered a seizure inside a gas station in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Cellphone video of the incident shows the two cops trying to restrain Christopher who was accused of assaulting a customer.
The Centers for Disease Control advises not to restrain someone having a seizure:
Do not hold the person down or try to stop his or her movements.
Christopher’s family said he was having a medical emergency and had a seizure the moment before he was arrested.
Christopher’s dad Darrel Knox told WXIN that the police were too violent:
It is just excessive force. With the punches and the knees. Yes sir, they overreacted.
When Chris is in his right mind, he is fantastic. He is great, but when he has seizures, he does not know what he is doing his arms go crazy.
They are there to serve and protect, not taze and hospitalize and then incarcerate.
The Indianapolis Police department claims its officers tased Christopher and forced him to the ground because he did not obey their orders and was physically violent.
Christopher was charged disorderly conduct, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.