Australian police were caught on camera ramming a squad car into the back of a mentally ill man — then stomping on his head, leaving him in an induced coma in intensive care.
Several officers from the Victoria Police were filmed trying to stop father of three Timothy Atkins, 32, who fled a hospital in Epping on Sunday after waiting a day to be treated for a bipolar episode, the Herald Sun said.
Passersby then recorded shocking videos of a police car ramming into him from behind, sending him flying to the ground — and then officers attacking him as at least six tackled him.
“Am I witnessing this? What the f–k!” one of the men filming the clip said while recording, adding, “Are you kidding me? Are you f—ing kidding me?”
“They punched him multiple times, kicked him multiple times, and — worst of all — stomped on his head while he was down,” the witness told 7