"He Pissed Himself" South Carolina cops caught on camera beating up an innocent mentally disabled man and laughing at him
A new lawsuit in South Carolina says Greenville County’s police abused their power in arresting a disable man which brought him to a hospital bed and with no cops involved to be held accountable.
The lawsuit filed this week, says seven police officers: Sgt. Bradley Grice, Deputy John James, Deputy Pierre Frazile, Deputy Andrew Herring, Deputy Brian Leister, Deputy Ryan Humburg and Deputy Kyle Alexander, confronted Kenneth Robert Langford.
No one of them faced any disciplinary and are still working.
The incident unfolded on May 9, 2020 when Deputy John James stopped Langford for speeding. James then radioed for backup interpreting Langford’s mental disability for suspicious behavior.
Indeed, Langford “suffers from diagnosed mental health issues that would have been apparent to any reasonable and competent responding officer.”
But no one of the police officers arrived for backup were competent.
According to the reports, police said Langford pulled over immediately after he was targeted for speeding and when the officer got behind him.
The lawsuit says, the 7 of Greenville County’s finest began their “unprovoked beating of a mentally disabled individual” without warning or provocation.
“I’m not out to start trouble,” Langford pleaded with his attackers while lying face down on the ground. He said he was just trying to get home.
“You’re resisting arrest,” officers responded.
“I am not one to fight or run,” Langford said after officers beat the hell out of him and tried to justify their assault by claiming Langford “tensed up.”
“We don’t know you,” Leister responded.
According to the lawsuit, Langford “suffers from diagnosed mental health issues that would have been apparent to any reasonable and competent responding officer.”
The incident was caught on bodycam.
“Shockingly, body cam footage from after the attack shows the officers laughing and joking about the violence they had just inflicted on the Plaintiff, indicating among other things that he was “in special ed classes growing up.”
“As the plaintiff laid on the ground, face down, handcuffed and screaming out in pain, the officers walked away laughing, and stating ‘he pissed himself.’” the lawsuit said.
Langford was taken to an area hospital by EMS and diagnosed with “acute chest and shoulder pain, facial trauma with right orbital fracture and trauma to left eye, multiple abrasions and lacerations to his face with a pebble embedded in his forehead. He had an acute left shoulder dislocation, multiple fractured ribs, and was in tachycardia,”
“The GCSO has a long and well-documented history of excessive force and of employing military-style police units to certain neighborhoods who behave aggressively and violently toward residents, and then publicly denying the existence of these units when the cases draw media attention,” the lawsuit asserts.