Man calls for EMS, gets police Tasers instead

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Man calls for EMS, gets police Tasers

Waxahachie resident Allen Nelms says a call to 911 to get medical attention for his diabetic seizure got him Tasered by police instead.

He said he still has no answer as to why police broke down his door with their guns drawn before shooting him multiple times with a Taser as he lay in bed.

“One of the officers said I ‘lunged’ at him. I asked him, ‘How can I lunge at you from my back and on my bed?’ ” Nelms said in an interview with the Daily Light.
All he’s received, he said, is a one-paragraph statement from police that indicates the department concluded an investigation into his allegation of excessive force in less than five days, with Assistant Chief Brett Colston saying the officers operated within policy guidelines.

The 52-year-old partially disabled man - who also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis - was having a diabetic seizure during the early morning hours of April 28 when his girlfriend, Josie Edwards, called 911 to request paramedics.

“I respect the law and police but on this day I was a shooting target for them when I needed help,” Nelms said in his May 3 written complaint to the police department.
The couple’s statements indicate an officer came to the residence on Perry Avenue and inquired as to what was going on - and then called for backup.

Nelms told the Daily Light that he was in his bed in the couple’s bedroom when officers burst in with their guns drawn and yelling at him to get on the floor.

He said he told them he needed medical help, not the police, but officers continued yelling at him to get on the floor. He said he went to roll over to his right, with photographs indicating he was struck by Taser barbs on his left side, his back and his shoulder. He said he was handcuffed, with paramedics intervening when the officers began trying to yank the Taser barbs from his skin.
Paramedics removed the Taser barbs and then checked his blood sugar, with officers then releasing him from the handcuffs.

In her statement, Edwards, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease and is on oxygen, said an officer came to the door and asked her what was the matter before calling for backup and the paramedics...
 
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That's what you get for being black.
 
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I hope the PD has a good excuse for answering with force to a medical call.
 

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This is the level of excellence and quality one would expect out of Waxahachie.
 
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The 52-year-old partially disabled man - who also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis - was having a diabetic seizure
In her statement, Edwards, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease and is on oxygen

They sound like a perfect match.
 

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ill bet there regulars, our local PD has tons of people that call them just to have people to talk to take them shopping all kinds of crazy shit
 
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Well those are the people lefties trust to protect their lives and protect them from the evils of society. Kudos cops, that's the way to help an ill person.

I hope that dude sues them and gets at least $1,000,000 in compensation.
 

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Nelms told the Daily Light that he was in his bed in the couple’s bedroom when officers burst in with their guns drawn and yelling at him to get on the floor.

He said he told them he needed medical help, not the police, but officers continued yelling at him to get on the floor. He said he went to roll over to his right



somethings not right with the above statements- my dad was diabetic and would have seizures every now and again. We could talk to him, trying to get him to drink some sugar water, he would talk all kind of crazy shit, not mean but just goofy shit. We would call the paramedics, they would come and give him a shot of Insulin , then he would be fine. Thing is he wouldn't remember anything that happend "when he was out of it" So that part makes no sense to me
 

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This is pretty common, actually. There's all sorts of different kinds of seizures out there, and a lot of them make the victims look like they're strung out on PCP. Then the cops taser them because they think the guy's dangerous.
 

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Ever eaten a stale donut people? they taste like crap. Don't call after the doughnuts arrive or you will be dealt with appropriately.
 
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