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Handcuffed man in hospital bed is beaten and strangled for over a minute by an officer

John Coleman suffers from mental disease and on the night of October 30, 2019, he was having a breakdown and was in need of help. He wasn't violent and willingly visited the hospital. However, the very fact that he was innocent and in need of medical help didn't stop Officer Tyron Andrepont from finishing up a sadistic act of torture which was subsequently captured on video.

The incident began around 11:30 p.m. After Coleman’s parents required an ambulance to bring their son to the hospital to induce help. When police and paramedics arrived, body camera footage shows Coleman was timid but non-threatening and compliant.

“He’s mental. He has been in crisis for 3 days,” John’s mother, Flora Coleman said, adding that her then 20-year-old son Jonah had seen his psychiatrist days before and had been taking all of his medication.

“He was terrified of everything,” she told KATC in an interview. “Even the shower, he was terrified of the water.”

Flora will be heard within the video saying, “You are visiting make me cry,” to which Jonah replies, “I’m alright, momma.”

Eventually, with the encouragement of his mother and father, Coleman got here the ambulance and visited the hospital.

Coleman’s parents were relieved briefly knowing that their son would now get the assistance he needed. However, help was the last item their 20-year-old son would get.

“We waited five hours and that they wouldn’t tell us anything,” Flora said. “We kept checking and that they would only say, ‘We are becoming him situated.'”

But they weren’t getting him situated, Officer Andrepont was punching Coleman within the face and strangling him.

Newly leaked video from the hospital shows Coleman refusing to travel into the room before he's dropped at the bottom, handcuffed, and so walked into the area. Because Coleman was in the midst of a mental state crisis, he appeared confused and scared and kept attempting to take a seat up within the single bed which angered Andrepont.

Without provocation, as two large men held down the handcuffed Coleman, Andrepont rears back and delivers a haymaker to Coleman’s face before pouncing on top of him. Andrepont cannot contain his rage and also the abuse lasts for ten minutes with Andrepont literally strangling Coleman for 1 minute and 13 seconds straight.

After awaiting hours within the lounge, hospital officials finally came out and told Coleman’s parents their son was in critical care.

“We went for an evaluation. Why is he in critical care when all we would have liked was paperwork?” she says.

After six hours, Jonah’s mother says they were finally allowed to determine him and that they noticed he was limping and his face was swollen from the beating.

“Jonah added, ‘Momma, they beat me,'” she states.

Flora explained Jonah had a busted lip and nose, black eyes, shoulder pain, and limped for 2 months after this incident.

“They tortured him,” she said. “I feel they tortured and he was beaten and these are facilities that are purported to make sure of you, not hurt you.”
Over a year later and Jonah still suffers from the trauma of that night. he's now in therapy per Flora in an endeavor to treat his trauma.

After watching the video, Jonah’s mother says, “I watched him try to get out the bed and that I asked him why. He said, ‘Mom I used to be trying to work out for you guys. They were hurting me.'”

After Andrepont’s superiors viewed the footage, the Opelousas officer was arrested and charged with five counts of malfeasance in connection to the present case.

Naturally, his attorney, Kevin Stockstill, who says they need to see the hospital video, maintains Andrepont followed proper procedure during this incident.

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