by Crystal Shepeard
September 4, 20135:30 pm
George Madison, Jr. is a firefighter in Evansville, Indiana. Last month, Mr. Madison was riding his bike on a Tuesday afternoon when he saw two officers on patrol rode by. Mr. Madison waved hello. A few minutes later, the father of four and youth pastor was threatened with a taser, handcuffed and forced to lie on the ground.
As reported by the Evansville Courier & Press, he admits that he did not stop at the intersection of the four-way stop when the officers made a sudden turn in front of him. As they passed by, he thought he recognized one of them and he raised his hand to wave. They instructed him to pull his bicycle over to the side of the road. The officers jumped out and went towards him and shouted, “What are you doing throwing your hands up at us?”