An Alabama family is planning to file a lawsuit after a relative visiting from India was injured during an encounter with police.
Police said in a statement that officers were responding to a call Friday about a suspicious person walking onto driveways and looking into garages. Authorities said officers stopped 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel and tried talking to him but he spoke little English.
Police say officers tried patting Patel down but he put his hands in his pockets and pulled away. Police say Patel was forced to the ground and was injured.
Chirag Patel has told local media his father was out for a walk when police stopped him. Attorney Hank Sherrod says the family plans to sue. Police say the officers' use of force is under investigation.