VIDEO: 4 Cops Beaten By Crazed Man Facing Discipline For Winning Fight

Four Milwaukee police officers were assaulted during a violent attack on Wednesday evening.

Milwaukee, WI – Four officers were viciously attacked by a violent suspect on Wednesday evening, after one of the man’s family members called police for help (videos below).

Several cell phone videos from bystanders were heavily circulated on social media in the wake of the incident, and police released bodycam footage of the encounter on Thursday.

The incident began at approximately 6:30 p.m., when an unnamed female relative of the man contacted Milwaukee police and said that 25-year-old Demetrius Lowe had broken down her door, Chief Alfonso Morales told WITI.

The woman was hiding from Lowe behind a vehicle when she placed the call, she said.

The woman explained that Lowe had been behaving in an unusual manner all weekend, and that she believed someone had put something in his drink that caused him to act violently towards his relatives and other residents.

Bodycam footage showed officers as they approached Lowe on a sidewalk outside of a residence.

Police told the man to get on the ground, but he backed away from them, yelling incomprehensibly.

After one officer’s attempt to grab him failed, Lowe punched another officer in the face, and ran away.

The officers gave chase, and were able to catch up to Lowe a short distance later.

“Mother f****r!” Lowe said, as he turned back towards one of the officers and began repeatedly punching him in the face.

The officer fell to the ground, where Lowe delivered a couple more blows, then tumbled into the street.

He squared off with police yet again, as he swung his fists wildly and continued to yell.

“We need a Taser operator. Now,” an officer said over the police radio.

The bodycam clip ended as Lowe continued to advance towards one officer, refusing to comply with repeated commands to get onto the ground.

“I am Demetrius!” Lowe yelled.

Cell phone footage captured Lowe’s continued attack on the officers, one of whom had blood running down his face.

Police backed off of the street and onto a lawn, as Lowe continued to walk towards them, ignoring their commands.

One officer deployed his pepper spray, but it had no effect, the video showed.

“I am Demetrius!” Lowe screamed at the officers repeatedly.

Two officers struck Lowe in his legs several times with their batons, but the agitated man didn’t appear to notice.

Suddenly, Lowe charged at one of the officers, who successfully avoided the man’s flying punch.

The police swarmed him, and Lowe flailed and fought as they pulled him to the ground, the video showed.

One officer deployed a Taser, but Lowe continued to resist arrest. The officers finally subdued him with multiple body strikes.

Citizens quickly converged on the scene, and began heckling and yelling at the officers.

"He always has outbursts when he’s walking through here," a man who did not want to be identified told WISN. "I think anybody can see that he’s kind of off."

Lowe was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said. He was also expected to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Four officers were injured during the attack.

Lowe’s repeated blows caused one officer to sustain “significant facial injuries," while others were left with bruises and swelling across their bodies, the Journal Sentinel reported.

All four officers had been released from the hospital as of Thursday evening.

One officer was placed on administrative suspension, Chief Morales said.

The other three officers were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation, as per protocol.

"I support the members of the Milwaukee Police Department," Chief Morales said. "The officers take tremendous risks on a regular basis.

"However, it is important that officers abide by our training and policy," he added.

Lowe’s family has already vowed to take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department, and said that officers did not do enough to de-escalate the situation, WITI reported.

"To see that this happens to him just breaks my heart," Lowe’s cousin, Shanikqua Stokes said. “He’s very family-oriented. He’s always jolly.”

Stokes claimed that Lowe was drugged during the weekend, and that he went to the hospital for a toxicology test. She said the unknown drug had negatively affected Lowe’s kidneys, but did not explain why the hospital released him.

"He was having hallucinations and he couldn't sleep," Stokes said. "Maybe [the police] need to refresh their training in communicating on how to talk a subject down from being aggressive instead of becoming aggressive with the subject. Two aggressive things is not going to de-escalate the situation.”

You can watch bodycam and cell phone footage of the altercation in the videos below. Keep scrolling down for additional video:

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Looks like he's wearing a light vest and a web/tacbelt. ive definitely worn that, same with every single sailor that's ever stood a top side watch.

You're acting like he's wearing something exclusive to cops.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn "a light vest" Seriously, you're making a fool of yourself yet again. I doubt you ever wore a bullet proof vest while sailing the merry seas. Why would you need one? To protect yourself from other sailors wanting a piece of you? You silly sailor, you LOL Anyway Cheech, I weighed the equipment I carried damn near everyday for 25 years and it weighed 20lbs. I have no idea what you wore when out there pretending to be a sailor, but it certainly isn't the same equipment worn by actual police officers. Have a nice night Cheech and give your wife my best.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Naval ships pull in to foreign ports, dummy. Do you think everyone just leaves the ship locked up and goes into town?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn I thought most of you sailors types spent your free time in the showers together. Hmm, if you say I'm mistaken, well so be it then. Still doesn't address the weight of the equipment most police officers carry. You claim that you and your sailor buddies wore the same equipment and that it didn't weigh that much. So I'm telling you that I actually weighed my equipment and it does. I know that you don't believe me but that's okay because I. DON'T. CARE.

Powderman
Powderman

@Hi_estComnDenomn: You have demonstrated your total ignorance of law enforcement. You have also demonstrated your total lack of experience when dealing with combative subjects. The only problem I see is that no one had a TASER. Sure, one showed up...finally...but there was no TASER available when it was sorely needed.

You say you carried that much equipment while you stood watch? OK, fine. Maybe you did and maybe you didn't. I know that the gear I get out of the car wearing weighs MORE than the M60 machine gun I used to carry in the field, and the M60 weighs 23.7 lb., unloaded.

You call the officer who swung the baton a "pussy". That tells me that you have never EVER been in a fight with an emotionally disturbed person, or someone who just didn't feel like being arrested.

Stop trolling, why don't you?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Powderman
Are you measuring your dick? Who cares what gun you have?

And yes. He's still a pussy.

John-Brown
John-Brown

@LEO0301, at least we didn't have to turn our firearms in every shift like little sailors. Mine was even loaded, believe it or not! I bet our little sailor got a little chubby everytime he was handed a weapon.

FattyMatty
FattyMatty

But guys, lowest common denominator calls the boys that he rented in Thailand "foreign ports." How cute is that?

John-Brown
John-Brown

@FattyMatty, did you intend to use your first 2 words, "But guys" or "Butt guys"? Very appropriate!

FattyMatty
FattyMatty

@John-Brown It was unintentional on my part, but good job by you. Lmao

SheepDog1
SheepDog1

Like wild junkyard dogs. Milwaukee is getting worse than Detroit. Police should leave it to the thugs to figure things out. They don't want the cops, then let them fight it out without them. SMDH.

Lilly64
Lilly64

I wonder what Mr. Mayor thinks about his body cameras now

Lilly64
Lilly64

I can see a policy change on the horizon (We don't need body cams in our city We have a wonderfull group of gentlemen patrolling our city) Ha.Sometimes you get what you ask for.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown we turn our guns in at the end of watch so the next section can use them. we're also really good at muzzle discipline. Maybe the cops should take some pointers.

Also, you're a silly bitch who knows he is safe behind his monitor. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words from bitches are of absolutely no consequence.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Highest_Retard, the police can learn nothing from you supposed sailors. You think carrying a different weapon each time you were on watch is a good idea? Do you even realize that most departments won't let an officer carry a specific firearm unless they qualify with that exact firearm? Do you even understand the fact the even the same firearm make and model can have its own unique characteristics, like trigger pull weight, trigger breakpoint and reset point? Of course you don't and that is why the higher ups in the Navy wanted those firearms out of your hands as quickly as possible. The only thing worse than an armed sailor is......well forget that......there is nothing worse.

b1rd
b1rd

@John-Brown H_C Dumbshit knows only what he has read about being a sailor. Kinda like his nonconsequential threats and gratuitous comments. Worthless.
Besides, there is a reason sailors aren't issued weapons like the Marines.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I believe there is something genetically wrong with some people. The family called because they couldn't control him, then claim police brutality and claim racist cops? Behave yourselves, act like CIVILIZED PEOPLE, be respectful of everyone and do the right thing. Some just want to make money off of their bad behavior. Shameful

K-9 319
K-9 319

Absolutely, the Police should have taken the suspect for breakfast and maybe even lunch. Never mind that he attacked the Police, that's just him so You have to suffer the consequences and ignore the punches he throws, and for heavens sake, sue the heck out of the Police Department because " HERE"S YOUR PAYDAY " So sick of this crap. Just because your high on drugs, your not responsible for your actions ? Total crap. Glad the Officers weren't hurt worse than they were.