Madison Police Chief: Officer charged with assault, also recommended for termination after incident that severely injured Indian man


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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey says he has recommended one of his officers be terminated after an incident last week that left a 57-year-old Indian man severely injured.  The officer has also been charged with third-degree assault.

Eric Parker, Madison police officer recommended for termination after the incident involving  Sureshbhai Patel on Feb. 6 (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office) Eric Parker, Madison police officer recommended for termination after the incident involving
Sureshbhai Patel on Feb. 6 (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff’s Office)

Chief Muncey spoke at a news conference Thursday afternoon, discussing the department’s use of force investigation into the incident.  Police showed video and audio of the officers’ encounter with the man.  Afterward, Chief Muncey said the actions of Officer Eric Parker did not meet the standards of the Madison Police Department.

“I sincerely apologize to Mr. Patel, Mr. Patel’s family and our community.  We strive to exceed expectations,” said Chief Muncey.  He said he has proposed Officer Parker be terminated, and he has also…

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