Family: Cops beat man in Atlanta officer shooting

By KATE BRUMBACK | January 25, 2013 | 12:32 PM EST

FILE - This photo provided by Fulton County, Ga., shows Frank Nance. Authorities said Nance was arrested for the shooting of Officer Reginald Robinson on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Officer Andre Bent was responding to a call for help shortly after Officer Reginald Bent was shot in the face. Bent caught up with Nance and grabbed his arm, according to the report obtained Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 by The Associated Press. Nance then turned toward the officer with his left hand coming up, and it wasn't clear whether Nance had a weapon or other object in his hand, Bent wrote. (AP Photo/Fulton County, Ga., File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a man accused of shooting an Atlanta police officer in the face says other officers hit the man repeatedly during the arrest.

Theresa Nance, sister of shooting suspect Frank Nance, told The Associated Press Friday her brother suffers from seizures. She says officers continued to hit him after he passed out from a seizure.

Officers arrested Nance Jan. 11 after another policeman was shot in the face. Police reports say Nance was resisting arrest and that an officer hit Nance in the face with his gun because he feared for his life.

A mug shot released after Nance's arrest shows the suspect with multiple bloody cuts on his face and wearing what looks like a neck brace. Police have declined to comment further on Nance's injuries.