In a shocking case that has only just come to light, an 81-year-old man was SWAT teamed at his home by heavily armed police and left on the floor with a broken hip.
Herman Crisp described the incident, which occurred last September, to reporters with KTBC News.
Crisp claims that the SWAT officers stormed onto his property without warning and set off a flash-bang grenade, which knocked him out of his chair.
The police then slammed the elderly and frail Crisp to the floor, breaking his hip, and proceeded to handcuff him.
When it was determined that the person the cops were looking for, Crisp’s nephew, was not there, they simply left the old man in a heap on the floor.
“After they left, I tried to get up because I had to go to the bathroom,” Crisp told KTBC. “And I couldn’t go. So, I just crawled over and laid on the floor right down through here.”
Crisp was discovered a day later by his sister, lying in his own feces, unable to move.
He has since undergone two surgeries and physical therapy, and still has to walk with a cane.
Crisp’s attorney, Attorney Boadus Spivey, is fighting Williamson County and the City of Georgetown Sheriff’s Office on the case, labeling it a “conspiracy of silence.”
“Things like this don’t happen in a vacuum,” Spivey said. “There’s nothing that we’ve been able to get that identifies the officers, that identifies the action that occurred.”
“We have our client’s information but I had to hire a private investigator just to get enough faxed to determine whether I should file a lawsuit or not.” the attorney added, charging that a cover up has been enacted by police.
“I’m convinced that the facts are adequate to file this lawsuit and we’ll find out now that we have some way to get accurate information.” Spivey urged.
Mr Crisp’s attorney charges that cops used excessive force and caused bodily injury. He is pushing for over $1 million in damages to cover the medical care Crisp has undergone, and the psychological impact of the incident.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.