HUMANSVILLE, Mo – Elbert Breshears dailed 911 for an ambulance for his ailing wife who suffers from dementia, but it was the police who arrived first, threw him to the ground, sat on his head and handcuffed him.
“The wife and I were standing about here, that’s the window she knocked out. I was standing here holding her hand and she was wavering hollering help,” Breshears said. “Police car drove up, he bailed out ran over and knocked me down. He told me to get up, I told him I couldn’t.”
That’s when the police officers became more aggressive. Officers threw the elderly man on a pile of gravel and sat on his back and head as they handcuff him. Breshears begged with the officers to get off him and tried to explain the situation.
“First thing, I know they grab me, threw me out there on the gravel. One of them sat down on my back, the other sat down on my head. They were trying to get handcuffs on me. I told them I can’t get my hands up. I have no objection to being handcuffed,” says Breshears.