Police Slam Disabled Legally Blind Man Just Leaving Work To The Ground
Legally blind Eric Wilson was injured when a Little Rock police officer slammed him to the ground.
He had just left work at the Lighthouse for the Blind around 4 p.m. June 1st. After missing the bus he started walking home along 65th Street. Around that time police claim they received a call about someone fitting Wilson’s description running away from, or chasing someone, who appeared to be afraid.
Wilson is legally blind and only sees shadows. He explained he didn’t know who was calling him, but started walking toward the voice. He explained that before he was slammed to the ground the officer told him to put his hands behind his back,”I was trying to figure out what was going on and before I knew it, I was slammed to the ground,” Wilson said.
In the police report the officer explained that Wilson pulled away violently, causing him to lose his grip, and that he was scared Wilson would strike him or his partner with handcuffs, but as the video below indicates, that was not the true story. Wilson explained that he couldn’t see anything or the person calling to him, so he didn’t know what was about to happen. Police also claimed they saw a black handle hanging from his pocket, which we now know is the clock that reads Wilson the time! Wilson is considering filing a lawsuit.
Little Rock police have refused to comment in this ongoing investigation.