A father of three children went into a coma after being hit by a police car and an officer allegedly kicked him in the head during his arrest in Melbourne, Australia.
A shocking video clip shows a 32-year-old man with mental health problems walking in the middle of the road, before a marked police car approaches him.
The car can be seen heading towards the man who was thrown onto the hood for a few seconds before hitting the ground.
Six police officers can then be seen hanging the man with bipolar disorder on the ground at around 4:10 p.m.
Allegedly, a policeman kicked the man in the face.
The father was said to have been waiting for a mental health bed in the northern hospital but decided to leave after waiting more than a day in the case of emergency.
Hospital staff called the police to return him, but violent arrest occurred and left him needing to be placed in an induced coma.
Said the man’s father Glenn 9 news He told him the accident devastated him, as his son suffered from bipolar disorder.
He told reporters that the officers could have killed him. It’s disgusting.
Dad Glenn said the family was not allowed to see his son, and it would take days for doctors to determine if he had any permanent brain damage.
He added that his son, who is running a successful business and just finished building his dream home, has not had a mental health episode in nine years.
An eyewitness, George, told Nine News that the police hit the man on the ground and kicked him “over and over”.
He said: “They kicked him in the head over and over while they also had five police officers who actually dropped him on the ground.”
Other eyewitnesses filmed the incident in a nearby car, while they watched the arrest operation unfold in terror as sirens sounded.
“Do I witness this? What can the witness hear?”
Another person shouted from inside the car, “Are you kidding me?”
A witness shouted “You got his head” as officers pinned the man to Traffic Island.
Victoria Police confirmed that they had attended the scene after reports of a man acting sporadically.
A spokeswoman said: “During the very dynamic incident, a police officer was assaulted and OC spray was dispersed before the man was arrested and then taken to hospital for evaluation.”
The man was alleged to have become aggressive upon arrival and damaged a police vehicle while trying to avoid arrest.