Unfortunately, while Andrew Glover is preparing to sue over cops breaking into his house and ripping out his catheter, he likely won't be very successful. First, the city will try to settle with him to ensure that there is no real basis for reprimanding the violent police officers they employ or changing the culture of violence and brutality they are promoting. Second, there will probably be ridiculously low limits on how much the city and/or department can be held responsible for. These limits exist to ensure that groups of people who employ violent criminals don't have to bear any significant financial responsibility for the barbarians they enlist and train as thugs. Third, whether or not he reaches some settlement or wins a case, it is highly unlikely that the animals who assaulted him will receive more than a slap on the wrist from some illegitimate "internal review" which exists for the express purposes (as it exists in all police departments) of covering up the highly criminal acts of the gangsters in blue. This "review" might result in something as drastic as temporary reassignment to a desk job or paid leave. Finally, it is a given that the these trained thugs will lie as hard as they possibly can, pleading that their use of reasonable force was justified, as it undoubtedly was when three pigs tased this 82 year old man. From the comments thread at Majikthise, we have some meathead who sounds like he "served the people" defending the tasing of hospitalized and bed-ridden dementia sufferers on oxygen who wield pocket knives:
You may not be able to approach and use a manual disarm. A Taser allows you to lessen the threat level and not increase the risk of damage. Some WATB will whine that police are paid to be injured on the job. Yes, there are risks. But I'll do my level best to reduce the harm to myself and others. In the Bad Old Days we'd either beat them senseless (coup and countrecoup) or shoot them. Tasers are the lesser evil.
Served them a heaping pile of pain, that is. If this guy is serious, one has to speculate that his brain was manually disarmed by his parents/guardians. It's hard to see how you could get this stupid, or be this much of an asshole, without taking repeated coup-countrecoup injuries over the course of your entire childhood.