Alabama Cops Tase & Pepper Spray Deaf Man

By MXL on 7/28/2009 11:19:00 AM

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ALABAMA - Mobile police used pepper spray and a Taser on a deaf and mentally disabled man Friday after they were unable to get him to come out of a bathroom at a Dollar General store, authorities said.

After forcibly removing Antonio Love from the bathroom of the Azalea Road store, officers attempted to book the 37-year-old, on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer, but the magistrate on duty at the jail refused to accept any of those charges.

The officers' decision to take Love to jail — even after they discovered his disability — as well as their conduct throughout the incident is still under investigation.

Since the incident, Love's family said, he hasn't been himself. He's been scared of anyone in a police uniform...

That's just fucked up. After the magistrate refused to enter the bogus charges, police allegedly dropped Love off in the middle of the parking lot of his family's apartment complex and sped off without so much as knocking on the door to let them know he was out there. Catch the whole story here.

Supplier: HuffPo via The Mobile Register

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