78-year-old Elbert Breshears called 911 to get an ambulance for his wife with dementia, but what he got was a beating by police officers that left him with a black eye and stitches.
Breshears said police arrived before the ambulance and immediately approached him with violent aggression.
I didn't know what to think. I've never had anybody jump on me for doing nothing. You can't talk to the officers, they won't talk to you.
They were trying to handcuff me and I was telling them, 'I can't get my hands up to where you can handcuff me. If you let me get them up... I've got no objection to being handcuffed.'
By the time paramedics arrived, Breshears and his wife were both taken to the hospital, where he had some gravel removed from his head and received stitches.
Breshears is facing charges of elder abuse, refusing arrest and assaulting a police officer. But he says he would never hurt his wife and was only trying to help her.
I've been with her for 40-something years, I love the woman. She can't help what she does... I was just trying to do my job, and this is what I got for it.
Breshears is pursuing charges against the police department.