Police Dash Cam Shows Officer Beating Elderly Man with Dementia

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 8:00am

MELBOURNE, FL - Dash cam video from a police car shows an officer beating an older man with dementia.

The man in the video seen being beaten is 66-year-old Albert Flower of Melbourne, Florida.

A police officer responding to an altercation kicked Flowers and then began punching him in the face.

Flowers' family said he suffers from dementia.

According to Flowers' attorney, he allegedly pulled a pocket knife on one of his employees, but the situation had been resolved before police arrived.

Melbourne Police could not be reached for comment.

Flowers' attorney said his client was unarmed, and they plan to sue.

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