Alabama Cop Fired After Video Slamming Indian Grandfather to the Ground

By Aura Bogado Feb 13, 2015

The Madison, Ala., police department has released video of officer Eric Parker slamming 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel to the ground during a stop on a suburban street last Friday. According to, Parker has turned himself in and is now facing assault charges.

In a recording also released by police, the caller who contacted the department about Patel describes him as "a skinny black guy," who was "walking around close to the garage," adding that he was scared for his wife’s safety.

Patel is hospitalized for the injuries he sustained, which left him nearly paralyzed.