Frank Seripiglia figured he would be safe opening the door to a horde of cops banging on his front door because the 71-year-old had done nothing illegal.
But the Louisville man was in for a shock when a cop yanked him from inside his door within a second of opening the front door, sending him hurling to the ground face first.
“Get on the ground!” a cop yells as he grabs him by the wrist.
“Get on the fucking ground!” another cop yells as the man is flung to the ground.
Turns out, the man’s wife had called police claiming her husband had shot her in the head but it was not true. Seripligia’s wife has a history of mental illness which is what led to the call. The cops were from the Louisville and Jeffersontown police departments. Both are now getting sued.
According to WDRB:
The woman had called 911 in a “delusional state” claiming her husband had shot her in the head, according to the lawsuit filed last week against Louisville Metro Police officers, the Jeffersontown Police Department and the city.
“What did she call the police for?” Serapiglia repeatedly asked. “There’s no ****ing problem. What the heck is the deal?”
As Mrs. Serapiglia is brought downstairs and outside, disheveled but not hurt, an officer reported to dispatch that “there was no shooting,” according to body cam footage.
“We’re out,” a J-Town officers says, according to body cam. Another officer laughs.
When police don’t respond to his questions, Serapiglia asks his wife why she called 911.
“I thought you shot me,” she quietly responds.
“What?!,” Serapiglia yells. “What!?!”
Serapiglia explains to police that his wife had previously been hospitalized, had seizures and mental health issues.
The incident took place September 18 and Serapiglia filed the lawsuit on March 5 against both police departments.
During the moments after the incident while Serapiglia was still handcuffed, Louisville police officers David Stettler and William Kline told a commanding officer that Serapiglia was “non-compliant” and would not get on the ground nor step outside which is why they had to yank him out.
They also said the only reason he landed face firsfirst on the ground was because he had “lost his footing and fell to the ground.” The videos show they are liars.
Watch shortened video above or longer video below. We are working on obtaining the actual lawsuit.