(KMOV-TV) St. Ann Police apologized to a college student after they admitted to causing severe injuries to his face after accusing him of a crime he didn't commit on Thursday.
Police were in pursuit of Anton Simmons, who had 17 warrants our for his name, when 22-year-old Joseph Swink crashed his car trying to avoid the police pursuit on Interstate 70.
"They ended up grabbing him [Swink], tossing him to the ground, and were trying to handcuff him," said St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez. "All the sirens and lights were going off. It was very loud and they couldn't hear anything the citizen was saying."
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Swink is an accounting student at UMSL with no criminal record and was on his way home from an internship when he was accidentally involved in the pursuit.