LOGANVILLE, Ga. – A man says he called Loganville police to his home for help and ended up being beaten by officers. Kenny Dixon said Friday that he arrived home Wednesday to find that his son had committed suicide.
Crews responded to the emergency, but Dixon said police made one of his family’s darkest days even worse by attacking, then arresting him.
Dixon had black eyes and scrapes on his face Friday, injuries he said he received in addition to his broken heart.
The Loganville man said found his stepson Wednesday, dead inside his garage. The 24-year-old had committed suicide.
“I tried to do CPR on him and couldn’t bring him back. I yelled for people in the neighborhood to call 911,” said Dixon.
When police and emergency crews arrived, Dixon said paramedics took over the rescue effort.
“I left the garage, walked to the front door. One of the police officers came up behind me, grabbed my arm, and said, ‘You need to sit down.’ I jerked my arm away from him and said, ‘Don’t touch me.’ That’s all I said to the man, and he tackled me,” Dixon said.
“I couldn’t figure out what the heck was going on over there,” said neighbor, Lisa Neighbors.
Neighbors said she woke up to screaming and looked outside.
“They were just waling on him, punching him and punching him. It was awful,” Neighbors said.
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