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Epileptic Man Mistaken for Drug Abuser Beaten by Indianapolis Police, Lawsuit Claims

Epileptic Man Mistaken for Drug Abuser Beaten by Indianapolis Police, Lawsuit Claims

Randy Lynn jailed on 3 charges, later dropped

Stephen Dean Staff
posted: 02/05/2013
Last Updated: 4 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS - A seizure patient has filed a lawsuit against the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, claiming officers beat and arrested him after mistaking his symptoms for being high on drugs.

In his federal civil rights lawsuit, Randy Lynn of Indianapolis claims he suffered an epileptic seizure after shoveling snow from a sidewalk in the 2500 block of West Washington Street on Feb. 2, 2011. He fell to the ground and suffered a bloody nose, prompting paramedics to be called.

When IMPD officers arrived, Lynn's lawsuit claims officers immediately assumed that he was intoxicated.

He accuses Officer Timothy Huddleston of forcing him back to the ground during a struggle, and then Officer Nathan Challis is accused of using a Taser to jolt him three times during his arrest.

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A cop's badge has become a license to kill, beat, maim

Aren't there websites that show pedophiles living in your town? Perhaps there needs to be a website detailing Gestapo cops working in your town. Seems police academies aren't training prospective employees to be responsible guardians of the law anymore. The people of a town should be able to review every cop's record once a year to decide if they want to continue having these thugs around. The final say should come the residents since they (we)are the ones paying the salaries. And every job that's funded by taxpayers should not be allowed to be unionized. Everything is a racket nowadays.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
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makes me angrier than this shit. This is a god damned medical emergency and they beat him? Why are they even beating people. This is unacceptable and what will we or can we do about it. Ask yourself that because they are going to walk or get paid vacation. The simple fact is that they have so little respect and so little fear of repercussion that they do what they want and then worry about it later. This needs to change now, he could have easily died. These criminal rogue officers need to be fired, bankrupted, humiliated, and locked up!

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero,

Indy is dirty

This is the same city where a drunk cop running "dark" uninvited to assist a warrant killed a motorcyclist and damn near killed two more.

Nobody admitted they smelled alcohol or noticed he was intoxicated later revealed he was twice the legal limit.

The court thru out his blood evidence against him because it was not drawn at a hospital, but drawn at a occupational health service, which does drug tests for workplace accidents. it's been three years and appeals finally got the blood sample admissable.

Indy is dirty and getting worse!

Know me, and you will know of the men and women that forged my soul.

If a person enjoys inflicting

If a person enjoys inflicting pain and beating people with clubs, what kind of career might they seek out.

police, military, politics

police, military, politics

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Another victim of the war on

Another victim of the war on liberty.

Why were the cops even there? Did he commit a crime while

suffering a seizure and falling to the ground

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

# calls

Every vehicle/cop that responds logs it. This inflates the response numbers on the reports. Once scene - paramedics, a couple cops = 3 responses. Makes them look busy.