Mr Patel and the police officers
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Dashcam video of police pushing Indian man

Dashcam footage has been released showing the moment an Indian man was pushed to the ground by police officers in Alabama - an incident which he says has left him partially paralysed.

The video shows 57-year old Sureshbhai Patel, who speaks no English, being approached on the street and abruptly pushed to the ground.

A US policeman has been charged with assault, and Mr Patel has filed a legal case accusing the officers of racism, and the FBI is also investigating.

Police officials in Madison apologised to Mr Patel and his family at a news conference on Thursday.

Some may find this footage distressing.

  • 13 Feb 2015