The incident happened on February 5, when Patel was walking in his son’s neighborhood. The 57-year-old arrived in the U.S. on Jan. 31 to help care for his grandson, who was born prematurely and suffered from a number of developmental delays. Police approached Patel after receiving 911 calls about a suspicious person looking into people’s garages.
The subsequent physical encounter left the grandfather incapacitated.
Chirag Patel claims his father was arrested because he wasn’t able to communicate with police.
Chirag Patel, told CNN Affiliate WHNT that his father tried to communicate with officers, telling them “No English. Indian,” when they approached. He also said his father gave police his address and pointed to his son’s house.
Madison Police agree that there was…
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