Family Says Black Louisiana Grandfather Was Punched and Kicked by White Police Officers After Having Seizure While Walking His Autistic Grandson to School

Minden Police officials say they tried to walk Bailey away from the front yard into a public space but he resisted help and tried to return to the front yard

A black grandfather was punched and kicked by white police officers after suffering an epileptic seizure while walking his autistic grandson to school, his family says.

A female bystander captured footage of the Thursday morning incident in Minden, Louisiana, which saw five cops – four of them white, one black – gather around Robby Bailey, 53.

Bailey was already on the ground by the time the woman and another bystander began filming, with one of the white cops seen kicking him, and another filmed punching him.

At one point an officer yells ‘stop resisting!’ while Bailey’s grandson, who family said is autistic, watches helplessly a few feet away.

His mother Margia Bailey, 80, told on Friday morning that her son is being treated in hospital, although she is unsure how severe his injuries are.

She says that she has yet to see footage of the incident, and refused to comment further on the altercation.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says the officer filmed kicking Bailey – who has not been identified – was placed on leave, KSLA 12 News reported.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Gina Martinez