John Coleman suffers from and on the night of October 30, 2019, he was having a breakdown and was in need of help. He violent and willingly the hospital. However, that he was innocent and in need of medical help stop Officer Tyron Andrepont from a sadistic act of torture which was subsequently captured on video.
The incident began around 11:30 p.m. After Coleman’s parents an ambulance to bring their son to the hospital 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 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 everything,” she told KATC in an interview. “Even the shower, he was the water.”
Flora heard video saying, “You are make me cry,” to which Jonah replies, “I’m alright, momma.”
Eventually, with the encouragement of his mother and father, Coleman the ambulance and the hospital.
Coleman’s parents were relieved briefly knowing that their son would now get he needed. However, help was the their 20-year-old son would get.
“We waited five hours wouldn’t tell us anything,” Flora said. “We kept checking would only say, ‘We him situated.'”
But they weren’t getting him situated, Officer Andrepont was punching Coleman face and strangling him.
Newly leaked video from the hospital shows Coleman refusing into the before , handcuffed, walked into . Because Coleman was midst of a crisis, he appeared confused and scared and kept attempting up 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 abuse lasts for ten minutes with Andrepont literally strangling Coleman for 1 minute and 13 seconds straight.
After hours , 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 was paperwork?” she says.
After six hours, Jonah’s mother says they were finally allowed him 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 months after this incident.
“They tortured him,” she said. “I feel they tortured and he was beaten and these are facilities that are of you, not hurt you.”
Over a year later and Jonah still suffers from the trauma of that night. now in therapy Flora in to treat his trauma.
After watching the video, Jonah’s mother says, “I watched him get out the bed asked him why. He said, ‘Mom trying for you guys. They were hurting me.'”
After Andrepont’s superiors viewed the footage, the Opelousas was arrested and charged with five counts of malfeasance in connection case.
Naturally, his attorney, Kevin Stockstill, who says to see the hospital video, maintains Andrepont followed proper procedure incident.