Police Abuse

Asthmatic Father Dies After Police Hogtie Him Face Down on Disorderly Conduct Charge

Even the pettiest encounters with police can and often do end in pointless death.

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Yet another grim tale of a dumb encounter with cops resulting in mistreatment of a prisoner resulting in a death sentence for disorderly conduct, out of Tennessee, via Huffington Post.

HuffPo via Tim Edwards

Troy Goode, a 30-year-old father, was being driven home apparently intoxicated from a Dave Matthews Band Widespread Panic concert by his wife, and for reasons unknown got out of the car in a shopping center parking lot and began wandering about.

For reasons equally unknown someone called the cops at the sight of a wandering drunk. When the cops came, Goode is said to have allegedly opened the door of a K9 car without permission then tried to run from the cops.

Naturally they hogtied him facedown on an ambulance stretcher.

As Huffington Post reported:

While paramedics loaded Goode into the back of the ambulance, a bystander can be heard saying, "They've hogtied him. That's such a bad idea." Seconds later, another witness can be heard saying, "Video it, just in case he dies."

Goode was transported to a local hospital. Two hours later, his family was notified that he had died. 

Hat tip: Tybus

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