…because he had a seizure disorder.
Tyler Harney was stopped by police on August 3rd, 2013. As the officers were throwing Harney up against the car, Harney began convulsing uncontrollably as a result of a seizure disorder, according to the lawsuit.
“Rather than immediately provide assistance to plaintiff, he was forced to the ground by the officers, face first,” Harney’s San Francisco-based attorney, David Helbraun, wrote in the 15-page complaint.
“An officer put his knee forcefully against plaintiff’s back and neck. One officer pulled and twisted back on plaintiff’s right arm, and continued to do so, saying, ‘stop, or I’m going to break your arm,’ or words to that effect. The officer then did in fact severely break plaintiff’s arm.”