An 82-year-old man was shocked to find a Texas SWAT team storming his home. Before Herman Crisp could even ask any questions the uniformed officers, clad in military gear, knocked him down, broke his hip and denied him medical assistance.
Herman Crisp explained in an interview with local KTBC news that the Georgetown SWAT deputies threw a flash-bang device at him while he as sitting in a chair and smoking a cigarette outside.
Crisp explains that the explosion knocked him out of his chair and to the ground. That’s when the SWAT cops moved in and slammed him to the ground again for good measure before handcuffing him.
That second slam to the ground was so forceful that it broke Crisp’s hip.
The SWAT cops refused to call paramedics, Crisp alleges in a new lawsuit just filed.
His family says that when the found him the next day, he was lying in his own feces since he couldn’t get to the bathroom or to a phone.
“After they left, I tried to get up because I had to go to the bathroom,” he said in an interview with KTBC. “And I couldn’t go. So, I just crawled over and laid on the floor right down through here. My sister had to call paramedics.”
Now, even after two surgeries and physical therapy, Crisp is forced to use a cane to walk, something which wasn’t the case before this SWAT attack.
Crisp’s attorney Boadus Spivey said this is nothing short of the Georgetown Sheriff’s Office engaging in a “conspiracy of silence.”
“Things like this don’t happen in a vacuum. There’s nothing that we’ve been able to get that identifies the officers, that identifies the action that occurred. We have our client’s information but I had to hire a private investigator just to get enough faxed to determine whether I should file a lawsuit or not. And I’m convinced that the facts are adequate to file this lawsuit and we’ll find out now that we have some way to get accurate information,” the lawyer commented.
The SWAT deputies had a warrant to search Crisp’s home. But they have not explained what they were looking for.
The deputies have been so tight-lipped since the SWAT raid that Crisp says he was left with no choice but to file suit against Williamson County and the City of Georgetown. He is seeking damages in excess of $1 million due to the cost of medical care and mental anguish.
Watch the local video from KTBC below…