Couple Goes To Hospital Due To Allergic Reaction, End Up Beaten and Arrested
Recently released video footage show an altercation that happened on August 27, 2017 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Lindsay and Harrison McLean arrived at the hospital's emergency room to check Harrison in for having an allergic reaction to a drink he had that night at a friend's bonfire.
According to Lindsay, they were waiting for help when the receptionist commented about Harrison's condition, mentioning they could be arrested for being drunk in public.
The hospital's staff contacted police stating they believed the couple arrived drunk and that they had also parked the wrong way at the entrance.
Things went downhill fast after two Coeur d’Alene police officers arrived on the scene.
The above video includes footage from two police body cameras and one hospital security camera.
According to the police report, Harrison told police that they had four drinks over an eight-hour span.
“We were celebrating our anniversary that day, we had two beers with lunch, we went antique shopping, came home, sat on the patio, had a beer,” Lindsay McLean said.
"And then that's when we were asked to go to a friend's house, at that friend's house I had one drink."
The video begins after Lindsay had agreed to give the cops the keys to her vehicle, telling them she would be back the following day to retrieve them.
When Proctor asked the couple how they were planning on getting home, Lindsay said friends had just arrived to pick them up.
The cop then grabs her by the wrist and yanks her out of her chair, exposing her underwear.
Two security guards jump in as well as her husband, who is quickly tackled and detained.
“I felt more of a need to protect my spouse, more than my own safety and make no mistake I understand the severity of getting physical with law enforcement officer but at the same time, there's two sides to every scenario,” Harrison told the Idaho Spokesman-Review.
Coeur d’Alene Police Captain Dave Hagar says the officers acted properly after reviewing all the footage.
“It was reported within 24 hours through our use of force board and reviewed the video and based on the aggressive, assault, battery behavior against our officers,” Hagar said, “you simply just can't batter an officer."
Lindsay was charged with: battery on a police officer, resisting, and refusing a sobriety test. Harrison was charged with: assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.
They were both offered plea deals but are both taking it to court in June.