A nurse working at Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee faces several charges after Chattanooga Police officers attacked and used a taser on him.
Police are charging Roger W. Davis, 42, with 2 counts of assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, after police say he refused to leave the emergency room.
A bystander captured video of the incident:
The man who shared the video with WTVC says the officers should be the ones in trouble instead of the nurse.
“When they pulled out the taser that’s when the nurse said he had a heart condition,” Ethan Raymond said.
Davis was medically cleared before being taken to jail.
Raymond says the officer decided to provoke Davis rather than try to make the situation better.
“She was way out of line,” Raymond said. “I just know what I saw was the cop that’s supposed to diffuse it and instead she was the aggressor from what I saw.”
Police say Davis was swinging his arms and punching during the incident, even busting open an officer’s lip, but Raymond says police are lying.
“It’s the cop who hit him in the face, it’s the other way around.”
Raymond says Davis was actually trying to obey orders and leave, but the officer would not let him because she was trying to escalate the situation.
“He was trying to leave but the woman kept stopping him, it was almost like she was wanting to pick a fight.”
WTVC reported officer Sarah Rogers was called to the ER along with Officer Woody because Davis was, “continuing to give issues while trying [to] care for the employee’s mother in the E.R.”
Rogers told Davis to be quiet while he was in the ER speaking with his father. Davis allegedly told her that he is speaking with his father and will continue to do so.
Rogers then ordered him to leave the building and that is when the video above started.