John Harmon, a diabetic who owns a marketing company, was pulled over after low blood sugar levels made him swerve into another lane. The sheriff’s deputies smashed his window, Tasered him, and charged him with resisting arrest. Now he’s suing. Harmon, “a tall and burly black man,” in the words of The Cincinnati Enquirer, was commuting from his downtown Cincinnati office to the mostly white Anderson Township, where he’d recently moved. His blood sugar levels were low, and after swerving into the next lane, he was pulled over by two sheriff’s deputies. According to the lawsuit Harmon filed with his wife, Deputies Ryan Wolf and Matthew Wissel approached Harmon’s 1998 Ford Expedition, Wolf with his gun drawn. In an interview with the Enquirer, Harmon described the experience:
“The deputy’s face was extremely contorted, he was screaming,” Harmon said. “I remember being taken aback, recoiled and thought, ‘What’s going on?’ I was being presented with pure evil, it was a chilling experience. “Wolf smashed the driver’s side window. Wissel shocked Harmon with a Taser for the first time. Deputy [John] Haynes responded to the deputies’ call for backup.Harmon said the officers tried to yank him out of the SUV, but he was caught in his seat belt. He was stunned with a Taser again.