82-year-old man files lawsuit against police officers for excessive force

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An 82-year-old man has filed suit against the Georgetown officers who he says used excessive force against him.

According to Herman Crisp, and the video shot by someone driving nearby, officers and sheriff’s deputies arrived to execute a search warrant in regards to Crisp’s nephew. They threw a flash-bang at his home, which knocked him out of his chair, and then threw him to the ground and handcuffed him. Crisp says the force of the fall broke his hip.

When the officers left, they helped Crisp into his home but did not call for any medical assistance, and he was found the next day by family members sitting in his own feces.

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“After they left I tried to get up then because I had to go to the bathroom and I couldn’t go so I just crawled over here and laid on the floor right down there and my sister came and called the paramedics and they came in here,” Crisp explained.

“The thing that concerns me about this is it looks to me like a conspiracy of silence. Things like this don’t happen in a vacuum. 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. And 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,” said Crisp’s attorney, Boadus Spivey.