Bill Swan stands in front of the police station in his United States Army cap, his face still bloodied and swollen after being beaten by cops, according to reports.
It began when Bill objected to a government utility crew who was trying to dig around on his property.
He got inside his tractor and drove down to meet the government workers in order to ask them to leave his property.
But before he could get them to leave, police suddenly arrived — apparently there to defend the government workers.
Moments later, Bill was pulled from his tractor and taken to the ground, his wife says.
Police apparently ordered him to get out, but because Bill suffers from hearing loss he did not hear them.
“Sometimes I have to get right in his face and talk to him,” Libby Swan said.
“It’s very unnerving that something happened to him,” she said.
They shot pepper spray at Bill, then proceeded to beat him so bad that he now has two broken ribs, an injured hip, and severe wounds to his face.
“I’m afraid for us to even drive out of our driveway or to get on the street.” said Libby.
“I don’t know what police will do,” she added.
Bill hasn’t talked much about the details of the beating since it happened, according to his wife, who understands that he doesn’t want to re-live the trauma in his mind again.
A grandson in the family had more to say, however.
He doubts his grandpa could possibly have “resisted” officers, since he can barely make it up the stairs without his grandson’s help.
He said that police told him they indeed “yanked” Bill off his tractor because, they claim, he “refused” to get off when they ordered him.
“It makes me worried, police officers are supposed to serve and protect, and instead they’re going after people that pay their taxes, that do the right things, and are law-abiding citizens, and they’re picking on the small guy,” said the grandson.
They told the grandson that Bill was brought in for “disorderly conduct,” “resisting arrest,” and “assault on an officer.”
Libby, however, finds it hard to believe that the police are telling the truth. How can her 80-yr-old peaceful husband have done anything to cause such a violent beating?
She used to think that police were in her community to protect her. But now she’s had a change of heart about their purpose, admitting that she is no longer willing to call police for help.
“If I was here and someone was trying to get into my house, I don’t think I would call them. I think I would call the highway patrol or someone like that,” Libby Swan said.
Source: Filming Cops