Alabama Police Officer Arrested, Accused of Injuring Indian Man in Dashcam Video

Madison police officer charged with assault.

Officer Eric Parker was charged with assault, according to police in Madison, Alabama. The department's police chief, Larry Muncey, said that he recommended Parker be fired.

Dashcam video released by police shows an officer throwing Patel, 57, to the ground. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, Patel alleges that he suffered a severe neck injury that left him partially paralyzed.

Patel's attorney says he speaks little English and was accosted because of his brown skin, according to The Associated Press.

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