An aged Black couple are alleging that Durham Regional Police and workers at an Ajax, Ont., hospital, assaulted and abused them throughout a fall 2018 confrontation, after which tried to suppress video of the incident through threats of arrest and authorized motion.
Livingston Jeffers accompanied his spouse, Pamelia, to the emergency room at Lakeridge Well being Ajax Pickering Hospital on the night of Oct. 30, 2018, as a result of she was vomiting and affected by insomnia.
However by the wee hours of the morning, each had been admitted to the hospital east of Toronto on psychological well being grounds, with a bloodied Livingston Jeffers additionally receiving remedy for cuts and abrasions after a battle with two law enforcement officials that noticed him obtain a variety of blows to the pinnacle.
“You see your grandfather arrested, in handcuffs, with trauma to the pinnacle, bruises, bleeding—unconscious together with his head again on a chair,” mentioned Trequan Jeffers, the couple’s 22-year-old grandson. “This must cease. It actually must cease. My grandparents want justice. We’d like justice.”
At a socially distanced information convention Monday, the couple’s legal professionals launched two movies of the melee that occurred simply exterior the hospital entrance after workers, after which police, tried to cease the couple from leaving the power.
One, shot on a cellphone by a witness, captures two law enforcement officials restraining and punching Jeffers, now 70, as he lay on the rain-soaked tarmac shouting “homicide,” whereas his 69-year-old spouse cries and resists the…