A Texas mother who dialed 911 for help with her son who is mentally ill and off his medication quickly regretted her decision when police arrived and arrested him.
A video was posted on social media originally on September 10 and reposted on October 9 of police arresting a mentally ill veteran who was in need of medical assistance.
Carol Lafayette states in the past she would call Judge Jones and former Constable Roy Williams to help assist her son Clayton, 22, but could not call them that night due to it being a Saturday.
On August 4, Lafayette called 911 seeking medical help at the advice of a registered nurse she spoke to. The nurse advised for him to go to the hospital due to his verbal aggressiveness, according to Lafayette.
She has called for assistance before in the past for her son but normally she does not call 911 directly. This time she called 911 and it ended with Clayton in cuffs.
Lafayette claims at the beginning of the video that her son is an honorable discharged veteran that he has not been taking his medicine for PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. Lafayette goes on stating that dispatch was made aware of his illnesses when the call was made for assistance.
According to Lafayette, Grand Prairie Sgt. Carl Bastian lied when he wrote in his report that Clayton kicked the officer in the groin and that he assaulted three officers.
According to the original video caption:
“Carl Bastian of Grand Prairie Police Department told a big lie on a incident report on me ” Stating that I told him that my son said he was going to kill and hurt police.””
Officer Bastian is also an U.S. Army veteran who served 20 years, according to his LinkedIn.
In November 2017, Lafayette herself had an issue with law enforcement while in a hospital.
On November 17, 2017, Lafayette woke up in a hospital bed and had officers throw her to the ground while she was nude and handcuffed her. She was taken to jail after a disagreement with a doctor on what treatment she should have going forward. She eventually asked for a different doctor.
Methodist Charlton Medical Center agreed to change doctors but once the doctor arrived he asked for her to be discharged, according to CW33.
According to Lafayettes civil rights attorney, Lee Merritt:
“”The behavior of medical staff in this case was an extreme affront to not only the Lafayette family but to the black community,” says Merritt. “It was shocking to the magistrate`s judge conscience, who first heard about this incident, he immediately encouraged Ms. Harrison-Lafayette to seek legal council.””
Clayton is being held on a 90,000 dollars bond, according to Lafayettes Facebook. PINAC News was unable to confirm.