Outrageous moment deaf Colorado man is slammed to the ground, tasered twice for running a stop sign and then jailed for four months for ‘resisting arrest’ – because he couldn’t hear what cops were saying
Brady Mistic was jailed for four months on charges of second-degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest following the violent arrest in September 2019. The charges were eventually dismissed, and Mistic was released, 소송은 말한다.
Now Mistic is suing officers Nicholas Hanning and Ellie Summers, seeking unspecified compensation for pain and suffering, over claims the officers gave no ‘warning or attempt to communicate’ before slamming him to the ground. He is also suing the city of Idaho Springs and the Clear Creek County Board of Commissioners.
Hanning was fired from the department in July in connection with another violent arrest, while Summers currently remains on active duty.
The incident began on September 17, 2019, when Mistic was stopped for allegedly running a stop sign.
According to the suit, Mistic didn’t realize he’d done anything unlawful, and had pulled into the parking lot of a laundromat, got out his car, and begun to walk towards the building. After his arrest, he lost his car.
In the raw body camera footage showing Mistic’s arrest, officer Summers can be heard saying ‘please stay sitting down’ while Mistic is trying to tell her that he is deaf
Bradley Mistic (사진) is suing Idaho Springs Police Department, Clear Creek County Board of Commissioners and the two officers involved in his wrongful arrest and four-month jail sentence
He was unaware that Hanning and Summers had pulled up behind him until he saw the flashing lights of their police vehicle.
‘As Mr. Mistic exited his car and walked past a dumpster in between his vehicle and the police vehicle, toward the laundry door, he was blinded by police vehicle lights and/or a spotlight shone by the officers,’ the suit said.
‘He had no idea what was happening, what the police were doing, or if the officers’ presence had anything to do with him.’
Mistic, who cannot read lips and can only form a few words verbally, relies on American Sign Language to communicate.
He attempted to use his hands to communicate with the officers, 하지만 아무 소용이 없다, the lawsuit alleges.
Hanning was fired in July and faces charges over the arrest of 75-year-old Michael Clark
Harring, one of the two officers at the scene, can be seen grabbing the defendant by the shirt in body camera footage obtained by Dailymail.com
Mistic is then thrown to the ground, slamming his head on concrete, without ‘warning or attempt to communicate,’ 소송에 따르면.
‘Defendant Hanning pinned Mr. Mistic to the ground on his back while Mr. Mistic held his hands out with his palms facing defendant Hanning in an attempt to show that he meant no harm and was doing nothing to threaten the officer,’ the document read.
‘On the ground, defendant Summers joined in, grabbing Mr. Mistic. … Defendant Summers pulled out her Taser and drive stunned Mr. Mistic.’
The department has defended the officers’ approach in a statement, claiming Mistic came near a ‘clearly marked patrol car’ with emergency lights on.
‘The officers gave verbal commands for Mr. Mistic to get back in his vehicle. It was later determined Mr. Mistic was deaf, but this fact was not known to the officers during the initial encounter,’ the statement read on the Idaho Springs Police website.
Brady Mistic (왼쪽), who communicates through sign language, tells a medical staffer (권리) during treatment after being arrested that he was assaulted by two Colorado officers due to not being able to understand their orders
Idaho Springs Police said they conducted a traffic stop on Mistic after he ran a stop sign, prompting him to pull over in the parking lot of a a laundromat (사진)
‘Officers then directed Mr. Mistic to sit down. At one point officers attempted to gain control of Mr. Mistic by placing him into handcuffs due to his unexplained actions,’ the statement continued. '씨. Mistic resisted the officers, and a physical altercation took place.’
Mistic was then taken to a local hospital and checked by doctors before he was charged with assaulting officers and resisting arrest. He was then taken to jail.
The lawsuit also alleges that Hanning’s claim to have broken his leg or his ankle while attacking the deaf man is ‘in an illusory attempt to cover up their misconduct.’
According to Bryant, Mistic’s lawyer, his client spent four months behind bars without an interpreter for the charges before they were dropped after his release.
‘The fact that they levied such serious charges against him and allowed those charges to result in him being in jail for so long is shocking,’ 그는 말했다.
The lawsuit says neither the two police officers nor jail staff at Clear Creek County Jail had received adequate training or equipment to accommodate Mistic’s hearing disabilities.
Mistic is suing for monetary damages for ‘physical and emotional harm, pain and suffering, permanent scarring, and economic damages.’
He is also asking for ‘punitive sanctions’ to be taken against the officers.
Officer Hanning is already facing assault charges in relation to the arrest of a senior citizen, Michael Clark, in Idaho Springs in May.
The two cops involved in the arrest of Mistic are named in another lawsuit by pensioner Michael Clark for his arrest. Summers (권리) points a gun at Michael Clark (왼쪽) before she identified herself as part of the Idaho Police Department
Screen captures from body-worn camera videos show Idaho Springs Police Officer Ellie Summers dragging Michael Clark (왼쪽) who had just been tased and Officer Nicholas Hanning pressing his knee against Clark’s neck (권리)
Prosecutors said he didn’t disclose that he was part of the police force when he knocked on Clark’s door and used his stun gun 19 seconds after the man put his weapon down.
Hanning has since been fired from the Idaho Springs Police Department.
The other officer involved in Mistic’s arrest, Ellie Summers, was also part of Clark’s arrest in May. Both her and Hanning are named in a separate lawsuit filed by Clark in July.
Summers is still on active duty.